Landscape Filter
  1. Wandling Free?

    Musings at Richly Evocative on the Wandle in London: “Walking next to a river, perhaps especially an urban survivor like the Wandle, is the chance to connect with something beyond ourselves. Where the river goes and how it turns, or loops back on itself, meanders and twists, is often nothing to do with us humans.”

    Environment
  2. Deadland

    The Salton Sea, California’s largest lake, is a dying ecosystem — but it has a strange and sad beauty, and residents who hang on.

    Environment
  3. Red Around the World

    Planning a U.S. adventure in 2019? Megan at Red Around the World is your “friendly guide to national parks, road trips, and all things outdoors.”

    Landscape
  4. Hakai Magazine

    Hakai Magazine explores our changing world through stories on oceans, coastlines, and marine life, written by today’s leading — and most engaging — scientists and environmentalists.

    Animals
  5. Streets Dept

    Since 2011, photographer Conrad Benner has been celebrating Philadelphia’s thriving street-art scenes at Streets Dept, where he documents the city’s visual pulse one mural at a time.

    Art
  6. Monsoon Haiku

    Bengaluru, India-based yogi and writer Bernie Gourley captures the city’s volatile monsoon weather in a series of free-form haiku: “trust old people | with umbrellas more than | the blue in the sky”

    Environment
  7. Earth Laughs in Flowers

    Whether you’re an aspiring gardener or just looking for a new blog to spend a few (soothing) minutes in, you’ll love the garden and flower photography on Jude’s blog.

    Environment
  8. The Old Chokecherry Tree (and Raw Apricot Cheesecake)

    Montana-based blogger Kristin shows how a single post can be more than one thing — in this case, a lovely musing on seasonal change, a collection of gorgeous photography, and a vegan cheesecake recipe.

    Animals
  9. Eco-Fiction

    Eco-Fiction is a site dedicated to writing with a strong focus on nature and the environment, “blowing your mind with wild words and worlds.”

    Books
  10. Architecture
  11. A Beast for the Ages

    Why do we love (and fear, and kill) polar bears with so much intensity? At Longreads, Michael Engelhard, a wilderness guide and anthropologist, looks into the Arctic predator’s grip on our imagination.

    Animals
  12. In Sudan, Rediscovering Ancient Nubia Before It’s Too Late

    At Undark, Amy Maxmen follows the archaeologists and scientists who are racing to document what’s left of the ancient African civilization of Nubia.

    Culture
    Photo by Neil Brandvold (Undark)
  13. The Gardening Channel

    One of the web’s most vibrant communities of current and aspiring green thumbs, The Gardening Channel offers advice and tips on growing vegetable, fruit, and trees, as well as on landscaping, composting, and (much) more.

    Crafts
  14. Entomology Today

    If you’re ready to dive into the buzzing, fascinating world of insects, check out Entomology Today, the news blog of the Entomological Society of America.

    Animals
  15. Art
    By Brian Sostrom