Nature Filter
  1. Beekeeping Like A Girl

    Hilary Kearney has a beekeeping business, Girl Next Door Honey, and teaches monthly beekeeping classes in San Diego as well as online classes for non-locals. She launched her blog as a resource for her students and followers and as a space to discuss beekeeping topics in depth.

    Animals
  2. Save the Elephants

    Save the Elephants “works to secure a future for elephants in a rapidly changing world,” one that puts an end to poaching for ivory. The organization is a leader in elephant science, furthering our understanding of elephant behavior and intelligence.

    Animals
  3. Wolf Connection

    Wolf Connection is a youth education and empowerment program located in a therapeutic setting in the Angeles National Forest. With the help of rescued wolves and wolfdogs, young men and women (re)connect with nature, wildlife, and themselves.

    Animals
    Photo via Pixabay
  4. Canada’s forgotten rainforest

    “These old-growth forests are not renewable. They’re not coming back after you log them.” Dive into this longread at The Narhwal about a rainforest deep in the interior of British Columbia that is being clear-cut as fast as the Amazon.

    Environment
  5. Appalachian Trail Redemption

    “I’ve come to believe that a long hike has a biological cycle. Like almost everything—life, relationships, civilizations, songs, stories, stars—it is born in explosive uncertainty.” At Appalachia Journal, Ben Montgomery writes on divorce, loss, and taking his kids on a 244-mile walk to make sense of it all.

    Essay
    Photo via Ben Montgomery
  6. Surfers Against Sewage

    “One marine mammal or sea bird dies every 30 seconds due to plastic pollution.” Surfers Against Sewage is an environmental charity focused on tackling plastic pollution and protecting the U.K.’s coastline.

    Environment
    Photo by Emiliano Arano from Pexels
  7. Barrel Bag

    Barrel Bag, an organization founded by Northern California high school student Tucker Grooms, produces a compact, washable mesh bag made from recycled plastic bottles so beachcombers can pick up plastic and trash along shorelines around the world.

    Environment
    Photo by Damon Hall from Pexels
  8. The Great Trail

    “The Great Trail embodies the vastness of our terrain and the diversity of our people.” Looking for a place to hike, cycle, paddle, ride, or cross-country ski? Find the perfect adventure on the Great Trail, which consists of more than 24,000 kilometers of multi-use trails throughout Canada.

    Environment
  9. Ami Vitale

    Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic magazine photographer Ami Vitale has traveled to more than 100 countries. She has photographed for nearly every international publication and exhibited in museums and galleries around the world.

    Exploration
  10. Sprites of San Francisco: Anna’s Hummingbird

    From David at Incidental Naturalist: “The bird is beautiful at all times, but the blaze, that only shows when struck by sunlight at the perfect angle, takes it to a new level. . . . Add a few droplets of sun and magic occurs.”

    Animals
  11. Land of fire and ice

    “We knew 5 days would be a short time to explore the unreal landscapes Iceland had to offer, but any and every second spent on that magical land is bliss.” At Mute Life, Filipe Varela shares stunning images from Iceland.

    Exploration
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Choosing a Color Palette? It’s For the Birds (Literally!)

    Dithering over what colors to use for your new website? Take a screen break and go for a walk — nature has a beautiful selection of pre-made color palettes waiting for you.

    Design
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    Image by Mark Berkery