Nature Filter
  1. Brief delights

    Andrea Stephenson on nature, the seasons, and writing: “In the long, slow turn of the seasons, I see the pattern of a writer’s life. A cycle of hope and despair, of tunnelling inwards to find a nugget of wisdom and reluctantly re-emerging to display it to the world.”

    Inspiration
  2. A Historical Walk in the English Lake District

    “It’s been a poignant, thought-provoking journey, punctuated by two monuments: one to a way of life; one to life extinguished; and both inextricably bound to the mountain.” In this longread, George Kitching guides us over the Coniston mountains in the English Lake District, diving into the history and culture of the area.

    Exploration
    Photo by George Kitching
  3. Nature
    One of the many waterfalls and pools at Watkins Glen, NY
  4. Animals
  5. The things I’d do 

    A poem about music and more:
     
    “it’s out of tune
    it’s been a while
    but the e isn’t
    it all lines up
    everywhere I’ve ever played
    is right here buzzing”

    Music
  6. Sunearthsky

    “My technique is simple: walks, woodland hikes, country drives, one DSLR, and five lenses.” On her photoblog Sunearthsky, Sharon Knight shares scenes of nature and rural landscapes in the American Midwest.

    Landscape
  7. Small Town Gardener

    Marianne Willburn is the self-taught gardening expert behind Small Town Gardener, a collection of practical and humorous columns about creating the garden of your dreams.

    Animals
  8. Landscape
  9. Nature on the Edge

    At Nature on the Edge, Liz Hardman documents all the wildlife she sees around her in South Africa’s Western Cape, from zebras on the beach to foraging baboons.

    Animals
    Image by Liz Hardman
  10. Humane Gardener

    Nancy Lawson believes that all creatures — from skunks to snails — have their own important (and helpful!) place in your garden.

    Animals
  11. Nature
    Photo by Pete Hillman
  12. A Snap a Day

    Freelance photographer and cartoonist Amy Nathan decided to publish a photo a day in 2015 . . . and never stopped. Her wildlife photography and portraiture are particularly compelling.

    Animals
  13. Animals
  14. Journey to the White Continent

    Paul Zizka travels to one of the most remote places on earth: Antarctica. His stunning photos of the White Continent are both grand and intimate. (Plus: penguins!)

    Animals
  15. Ten Things a “Clueless Eater” Can Do to Live More Sustainably

    At the University of Washington Press Blog, author and Pacific Northwest environmentalist Kathleen Alcalá shares tips for making everyday life less wasteful and more community-minded.

    Environment