I have already raved about the Chihuly exhibition at Kew Gardens, and more than once. But on a return visit last week, I saw a piece that I had somehow missed on previous visits. These glorious white glass lilies are floating in the Waterlily House, a Kew glasshouse that is splendid in its own right. […]
If any of my friends in the Northern Hemisphere are feeling a little blue about the waning of summer, here is a panoply of blue wildlife to uplift your spirits. Though there are many birds with blue, there are also insects and reptiles, and even a monkey. Western […]
We live in a wilderness; we live in a jungle; we live in Adairsville and creatures abound!
My account of a very pleasant stay at the Allen Acres B&B near Pitkin in Vernon Parish, Southwest Louisiana.
The normally parched landscapes of southern and eastern California have been transformed into a colourful oasis in the past week as swathes of wild flowers have burst into life across the region’s deserts. Unexpected heavy autumn rains and cold winter conditions have caused a rare “super bloom” that last occurred in the El Niño years […]
The LA Times has an interesting op-ed by a field ecologist on the impact of climate change on California wildflowers Whatever conservation means in the future, it will be less about yearning for the past and more about identifying the elements of nature we think we can save. Read article at Op-Ed: Will we ever have […]
PBS did a documentary about hummingbirds in 2010 called Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air It was well photographed, including slower action, so you are better able to watch the hummingbirds, and tiny cameras placed inside of flowers that gave a great point of view of the birds’ approach. Segments included hummingbird behavior, dominance “dogfights”, hummingbird research, […]