Birds & Poems at Sweetwater

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Apr 042011
 
Birds & Poems at Sweetwater

We had a wonderful field trip to the Sweetwater Wetlands water treatment facility for our “Birds & Poems” course Saturday morning. Here are a few photos, but check out the full gallery of 39 images — both poets and birds — here. A northern shoveler stretches his wings. A red-winged blackbird eyes me as I […]

Aug 022010
 
2010 Mount St. Helens Science Pulse

In July I had the honor and good fortune of accompanying 11 other writers, and about 100 scientists, to the Mount St. Helens Science Pulse, sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station and Oregon State University’s Spring Creek Project, to study and discuss the post-eruption landscape 30 years after its last major […]

Evening of Abstracts at the Desert Museum

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Jun 142010
 
Evening of Abstracts at the Desert Museum

Summer Saturday evenings are back on at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. This weekend my daughters and I made the trip over, and though it was a bit chilly (relatively speaking), we still got to shine some scorpions and see lots of other critters and plants. Here are a sampling of colorful evening abstracts from the […]

Feb 282010
 
Wildlife and Daughters at the Desert Museum

On January 31 I visited the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum with visitors from out of town. Of course, I seemed to only take photos of wildlife, the grounds, and my daughters. No surprise there. Here are a few of the shots, and a total of 28 can be found in larger format over in my gallery: […]

Darwin’s Hawk

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Feb 042009
 
Darwin's Hawk

Charles Darwin is known more for his detailing of finches on the Galapagos than of his work with hawks (if any), but hawks and Darwin are on my mind this week and next. First, we had a Cooper’s hawk visit our yard the other day: He started at the bird feeder, which I had just […]

Autumn in the Huachuca Mountains

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Nov 122008
 
Autumn in the Huachuca Mountains

This weekend my friend Scott Calhoun, my younger daughter, and I ventured through the gate of Fort Huachuca army base at the foot of southeastern Arizona’s Huachuca Mountains, which climb to nearly 9,500 feet and edge into Mexico. We had a wonderful time climbing through Garden Canyon and taking lots and lots of photographs of […]

Daughters at the Desert Museum

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Jul 272008
 
Daughters at the Desert Museum

Before my recent trip to Denver (look for photos from that over the next week or so), I spent consecutive weekends at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum with my daughters. First my older daughter and a friend attended a Saturday Summer Evening, where we get to shine blacklights in search of scorpions and have loads of […]