Praying for Freedom?

I rescued a praying mantis from my garage today. Rescue is perhaps inaccurate, as I wasn’t sure if the big bug was hiding or just couldn’t get out. I moved it to a shrub, thinking it would fare better outside in the green rather than trapped in the anti-nature garage....

Amazing

My friend’s house in Houston where I’m staying had a couple extra visitors. These two gorgeous luna moths stayed motionless for days on the front door jamb and trim. I’ve seen these before, but never two in such a position. They are probably mates, since these silkmoths essentially live for...

Kudzu Gone Wild

Unlike that ever-popular late-night-marketed DVD, “Girls Gone Wild,” I doubt watching Kudzu grow will ever be as exciting as nubile college coeds doing things their mothers told them not to do. Yet, if you’re a botanist, I imagine these images to be nearly as thrilling. On a recent trip into...

How Much Wood?

Some people have helpful neighbors who pick up your mail, watch your place while you’re gone, and on occasion, act as an emergency store with a lent cup of sugar and a smile. I, on the other hand, have a different kind of neighbor. The common groundhog, or woodchuck as...

Spectacular

It’s difficult to get a good picture of violent weather, partly because the wind whipping and doom-like clouds tend to give the impression that world as we know it is about to end, and one doesn’t necessarily think first of framing a nice photo:  usually seeking shelter is a little...

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