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Dear Naturalist bids farewell

Last week, I accepted a permanent position with the Yellowstone Association Institute in Gardiner, Mont.

I find myself on the first few pages...
08/28/2013
2

A Booming Favorite

The boomer, also known as a red squirrel, has a saucy regard for its human neighbors
08/15/2013
3

Hidden in the Spittle

In the past few weeks, I have answered dozens of emails written by readers. I have helped to identify scat, discussed the possibilities of mountain...
08/08/2013
4

A Conspiracy of Ravens

As many of my dear readers know, I am currently in Yellowstone working as a guide for the Yellowstone Association Institute.  
08/01/2013
5

The Berries of Summer

Eat them raw or cook them in a pie. Make some jam or press them into wine.
07/25/2013
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Notes from Yellowstone Part II

While my beloved High Country has been inundated with rain, I have spent the past few weeks in a desert just north of Yellowstone National...
07/11/2013
7

Fireflies: Nature’s Own Celebration of Summer

Could there be a creature more synonymous with 'summer' than the firefly?
07/03/2013
8

Julian Price: The man and his park

Who in the High Country has not spent an afternoon picnicking by the river at Price Park?  
06/27/2013
9

Dancing in the Super-Moonlight

June is here, so pull out your dancing shoes. Find a barn this weekend and invite your friends. Don’t forget to call John Turner. He is the best...
06/20/2013
10

Scat Secrets

Readers beware. Put down that bagel. Hold off on eating your lunch. Do not even consider your mid-afternoon Snickers bar. 

Today, we are...
06/13/2013
11

Notes from Yellowstone

For the past few weeks, I have been in Yellowstone National Park. 

The beauty of this still unfamiliar place amazes me, but I must admit...
06/06/2013
12

Exceptions to the Rule

Nature provides exceptions to every rule — at least, every rule the humans have tried to command of nature.  

It...
06/01/2013
13

Ten Tiny Catapults

Soon to bloom in the High Country are the magnificent mountain laurels.
05/22/2013
14

The Heartbeat of a Tree

Below is an excerpt of part of a Dear Naturalist column from last summer. It includes updates (at the bottom).

Last spring I asked a...
05/16/2013
15

In Memoriam: Virginia Opossum

One night last week, I took a friend for a drive on the parkway. We were looking for wildlife.

An hour into the ride and a short night hike...
05/09/2013
16

The Rattlesnake Orchid

We are only a few weeks into spring, and I have already taken 453 pictures of various wildflowers.  
Mind you, at least 50 of them are of a...
05/02/2013
17

The Blue Ridge’s Most Underrated Creature

As a nature advocate, I find myself speaking up for the underdogs quite often.
04/24/2013
18

Let It Be

Last fall, I took a trip to New Mexico alone. 

I wanted to see the rock formations that Georgia O’Keeffe used as subjects in her...
04/18/2013
19

The Little Bird from Way Down South

Guest columnist Mickey Shortt searches for his ‘sign of spring’
04/11/2013
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That Which We Call a Rose…

Meet the thousand leaf dogtooth snake-tongue trout skin flower.
04/04/2013

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