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footprints on sand dunes in death valley

Nature writing is born out of love, respect, and awe. It finds its subject during days of close observation of the natural world. It finds its voice in the relationship with nature developed during those days.

—Christopher Norment in Relics of a Beautiful Sea, University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Photo of Stovepipe Wells sand dunes, Death Valley National Park, California, USA, by Richard Semik.

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Leave No Bee Behind

by Leslie Hall

On July 5th I woke up worried about the bees. I was worried about the bees because of the fireworks the night before and then when I went out to the backyard to check on the hive, I worried even more because I didn’t see any bees at the entrance. I had just read that […]

The International Appalachian Trail

by Wayne Heinze

“Of the eons of geological periods recorded in the stratification of the earth: of the myriad minute entomological organic existences concealed in cavities of the earth…” James Joyce, Ulysses There exists an International Appalachian Trail (IAT), a continuation of our iconic Appalachian Trail in the eastern United States. It extends along a path from Mount […]