Monday, October 1, 2018
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The Animal Collective

Scientists race to sample undiscovered species before they vanish — even as many sit on museum shelves. [...]

June 11, 2018 admin Journalism/Communications, Nature & Wildlife, Travel & Culture 0

After Hurricane Irma at Paynes Prairie

In the days after Hurricane Irma, as water continued to rise across Paynes Prairie, Donald Forgione noticed something off about Camps Canal to the southeast of the park’s center. The canal was dug in 1927 by the Camp family to divert incoming water from their farmland on the prairie, providing [...]

April 11, 2018 admin Journalism/Communications, Nature & Wildlife, Photo 0

Ernest Hemingway Quotes: Splashy Excerpts from ‘The Old Man and the Sea’

I passed some Hurricane Irma displacement time by reading Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea,” the story of a poor, aging fisherman who for a long stretch hasn’t been fortunate in his catching efforts. So when he finally hooks what feels to be a massive fish, he doesn’t let go, [...]

September 26, 2017 admin Journalism/Communications, Nature & Wildlife, Reflections 0

In Photos: Zion and Other National Parks in Southern Utah

I finally had the opportunity to edit photos from my family trip in May to five national parks in southern Utah: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef. In case you can’t tell from the amount of photos selected, Zion was the favorite. But really, the whole region is one [...]

July 31, 2017 admin Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture 0

In Photos: Fire Damage, Bears and Dollywood in the Smokies

I spent a few adventurous yet relaxing days in the Smoky Mountains for a Christmas vacation with family. The scenes were quite memorable: the damage from the intense fires that killed 14 and damaged or destroyed 2,400-plus buildings, but also the spectacular wildlife, including a mama bear and her two [...]

December 31, 2016 admin Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture 0

New Species Added: Eastern Lubber Grasshopper—Juvenile (Romalea Guttata)

Click photos to enlarge. Species are in alphabetical order and have an IUCN classification of “Least Concern” unless noted. Species and subspecies are identified by two- and three-word scientific names, respectively. All photos are by Michael Stone and are available for anyone wanting to use them for educational purposes. [...]

August 10, 2016 admin Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture 0