Walnut Canyon National Monument~ —

Southeast of Flagstaff Arizona (click to enlarge and spot the cliff dwellings hidden in the rock face), on a plateau, is a six hundred foot deep canyon, carved by Walnut Creek, a stream that flows east into The Grand Canyon. Walnut canyon has been occupied by people for thousands of years. The first permanent residents, […]

Walnut Canyon National Monument~ —

Orchidelirium Anew — Organikos

Burnt tip orchids. At least 10 vanished from a national nature reserve at Mount Caburn, East Sussex. Photograph: Katewarn Images/Alamy Susan Orlean brought orchidelirium to our attention in 1999, shining a light on how and why these flowers inspire lots of good, and plenty of bad behavior. Orchids have been abundant in our pages over the […]

Orchidelirium Anew — Organikos

Yes America we do have WILD horses, but not likely for much longer — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Stacie-Lee Sherwood “Millions of people live on the East Coast but have no idea our wild horses exist and how they need urgent help to survive…” Growing up on the east coast I knew we had horses, lots and lots of horses. None of these were wild free roaming, but they were everywhere. We […]

Yes America we do have WILD horses, but not likely for much longer — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Will More Forests Cool The Planet Fast Enough? — Organikos

Thanks to Fred Pearce, who we normally link to at Yale e360, for The Forest Forecast, an article in the current issue of Science magazine: Climate change could lead to a net expansion of global forests. But will a more forested world actually be cooler? These are strange times for the Indigenous Nenets reindeer herders of […]

Will More Forests Cool The Planet Fast Enough? — Organikos

Learning To Appreciate Wasps — Organikos

Wasps are one of the least appreciated creatures on the planet, but we have always suspected they deserve some respect. We just never investigated why that might be the case. So, our thanks to the Guardian for bringing this book to our attention in an article titled Why we should all love wasps: Wasps have […]

Learning To Appreciate Wasps — Organikos

Africa’s First People (Hunting in the Rain with 40,000 year old Hadza Tribe) — Diary of an Aesthete

Africa’s First People. The Hadzabe tribe of East Africa. One of the oldest tribes in the world and perhaps the last authentic hunter-gatherer tribe on the planet.

Africa’s First People (Hunting in the Rain with 40,000 year old Hadza Tribe) — Diary of an Aesthete

Micro-Season: “Bamboo Shoots Appear” — Naturalist Weekly

We have entered the micro-season of “Bamboo Shoots Appear”. This is the third micro-season of the mini-season of First Summer. To honor this season, we are learning all about Bamboo and reading haiku by Basho, Issa, and Buson.

Micro-Season: “Bamboo Shoots Appear” — Naturalist Weekly