Pollution: Invisible and Obvious

Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends,
have become global garbage cans.
–Jacques-Yves Cousteau

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On a walk through a local park, a young woman passes beneath a dense green canopy of trees.  Birds sing around her, wildflowers bloom along the trail, and a doe and fawn whitetail deer pass nearby with little caution.  This scene is timeless and anyone could enjoy these simple wonders of nature Continue reading “Pollution: Invisible and Obvious”

Slice of Wilderness

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Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
– Edward Abbey

As a naturalist, I love doing anything in nature. Camping, hiking, backpacking, bird-watching, even just being in a suburban wooded lot is thrilling to me. So when a couple of friends I made in the Florida Keys invited me to go to northern Idaho with them, I jumped right along. Continue reading “Slice of Wilderness”