Swallowtail Butterflies — Jet Eliot

Western Tiger Swallowtail, CA Butterflies are the brightness and lightness of spring that we often long for in the dark and heavy days of winter. And then one day it IS spring and we see our first butterfly. They are a gentle reminder that life on earth is all about change. Pipevine Swallowtail, Longwood Gardens, […]

Swallowtail Butterflies — Jet Eliot

Sometimes, You Just Have To Say… — Organikos

Photo by Seth Inman taken in Kenya’s Samburu Game Reserve … Show me a photo. When atrocities dominate the news, and threaten to overwhelm, I lean on old photographs taken by family members that offer a meditative opportunity. Recently I have found myself leaning on those that transport me to some natural phenomenon I have […]

Sometimes, You Just Have To Say… — Organikos

2022 Lyrid meteor shower peaks April 21/22 — Natural History Wanderings

EarthSky reports When to watch: Late evening April 21 – or late evening April 22 – will be best. Before moonrise! The predicted peak** is 4 UTC on April 22. And the peak of the Lyrids is narrow (no weeks-long stretches of meteor-watching, as with some showers). Unfortunately in 2022, there’s a bright moon in the […]

2022 Lyrid meteor shower peaks April 21/22 — Natural History Wanderings

Earth Day Interview with Richard Weller: A Hopeful Vision for Global Conservation — THE DIRT

Richard J. WellerRichard J. Weller, ASLA, is the Meyerson Chair of Urbanism and Professor and Chair of landscape architecture and Executive Director of the McHarg Center at The University of Pennsylvania. He is author of seven books, including the forthcoming The Landscape Project, a collection of essays by the faculty at the Weitzman School of…

Earth Day Interview with Richard Weller: A Hopeful Vision for Global Conservation — THE DIRT