Nature Filter
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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  6. 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

    Photo courtesy of the Manchester Museum Herbarium
  7. Fly Fishing the Snowy Mountains

    In this photo essay, marine ecologist Matt Rees takes us fly fishing for trout in the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia.

  8. Animals
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    Photo by Joshi Daniel
  11. Conversations (I)

    “I have to learn quiet again, I told the yellow grass / By the library’s stone wall. The sun shimmered, / Not understanding. November Shrugged and disrobed.” Virginia author Jeff Schwaner shares a poem from his “Conversation” series.

    Photo by Ian Scott
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    Photo by Mike Hardisty
  13. In A Natural World

    Melinda J. Irvine offers solace in the form of a haiku: when things seem crazy / stillness and simplicity / will allow silence

    Photo by Melinda J. Irvine
  14. The Grizzlies of The Great Bear Rainforest

    “This creature isn’t the stuff of nightmares or the villain of adventure movies. It is an extraordinarily beautiful animal, struggling to survive in an overcrowded world.” David at Incidental Naturalist travels to British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest in search of grizzly bears.

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