Nature Filter
  1. Make Wealth History

    On his blog, UK-based writer Jeremy Williams publishes on sustainability, global inequality, and the need to “use less, want less, and be more generous” to protect our planet and its inhabitants.

    Commentary
  2. All About Birds

    All About Birds is the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s complete guide to birds identification, bird behavior, and bird watching.

    Animals
    Photo by Robyn Jay (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  3. Goat Rocks Wilderness: 8 days and 80 Miles on the Pacific Crest Trail

    “With Elu by my side, I am never lonely or afraid of other people. She really is the best adventure buddy.” On the blog of Ruffwear, writer Tenley Lozano recounts her experience backpacking with her dog, Elu, on the Pacific Crest Trail.

    Animals
    Photo by Tenley Lozano
  4. Stephen Hung Photography

    The world through the lens of Stephen Hung, a retired engineer turned nature lover and photographer, is a beautiful and dramatic place.

    Animals
  5. Animals
  6. UP Nature Photography

    Estonian photographer Urmo Parts’ nature photography is awash in saturated color and stunning detail. “The person who presses the shutter makes the picture, not the gear.”

    Landscape
  7. Jail Birds

    In her first published piece, Marcia Weber recalls bird-watching during her time in the county jail: “A red-tailed hawk soared above the fray, glinting sun from its tail, a visual reminder of freedom.”

    Animals
    Photo by Josh Henderson (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  8. Trash on the Monocacy

    “I set out to find the trash . . . put it in my bag, and leave one small part of the Monocacy a little cleaner, a little more what it should be, a little more itself.” Here, you’ll find the photos and stories of Juliana Sedgley, who collects trash on the Monocacy River in Maryland.

    Nature
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  10. Art, Animal, Essence: The Drawings of Charley Harper

    “To this day, animals are my guides to distant lands and fantastic realms beyond my urban experience and human reality.” Isaac Yuen describes drawing animals as a child and explores his favorite nature illustrations from the late Ohio artist Charley Harper.

    Animals
  11. Big Night

    Jill Sisson Quinn’s essay, “Big Night” — on the process of adopting a child and her fascination with salamanders — was recently selected for the “Best American Essays 2016” anthology.

    Essay
    Illustration by Phillip Taylor
  12. Landscape
  13. Landscape

    Image from "Focusing," by PaulaB at The Temenos Journal.

  14. Exploration
  15. Getting Stuffed at Christmas: Sage

    Did you know that sage, as a member of the mint family, is considered medicinal? “Sage is singular good for the head and braine, it quickeneth the sense and memory, strengtheneth the sinews…” –John Gerard, 1597

    Nature
    Photo courtesy of the Manchester Museum Herbarium