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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.

—Alice Tisdale Hobart in The Cleft Rock, 1948. Photo by Songquan Deng

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The Wonderland of Caterpillars’ Creative Camouflage

by Dian Parker

In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice stumbles upon a large mushroom. She peeps over the edge and encounters a caterpillar, “smoking a long hookah, and taking not the slightest notice of her or anything else.” If Alice had touched the creature, she might have been in for an even bigger shock – forked horns, nasty […]

For The Sake of Pines

by Carl Wade Thompson

I have always loved pine trees. Ever since I was a child, the sight of pines has been a constant presence in my neighborhood, their evanescent green constant through the changing seasons. In my area of Oklahoma, pine trees are not a native species, but my family’s next door neighbor planted pine saplings over fifty […]