November 25, 2014

Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)

Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) is a member of the Salmonidae family that commonly “spends one or more years in river [systems] before migrating” to the North Atlantic Ocean “to grow t...

November 23, 2014

Dust Bunnies

The idea that ‘dust bunnies’, a collection largely of airborne particles and dead human skin cells can be living beings, let alone life overlooked may be contentious to some. It is recent ...

October 17, 2014

Common Nighthawk: Acrobats of the Bird World

Common Nighthawks do not live in my neighborhood. They do, however, live on the property where I spend much of my time housesitting at a strange rambling house on four acres of pristine desert....

October 1, 2014

The Cricket Chronicles

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September 25, 2014

Even a Blade of Grass

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September 25, 2014

Nature’s Healer: The Magic and Memory of Aloe Vera

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September 25, 2014

Waiting for Sapote

white sapote tree Nestled in the southeastern corner of the not so Secret Garden on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus is a sole sleepy sapote, a white sapote tree. I was on campus for.....

September 24, 2014

Luck of the Gecko

“At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace throughout the world the savage races.” – Charles ...

September 23, 2014

Hummer Games: Sagas of the Black-Chinned Hummingbird

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September 17, 2014

The Audacious Bird of the West

    The Great-tailed Grackle’s Conquest The Great-tailed Grackle is becoming a symbol of urban society. Through its opportunistic spreading over North America, its obnoxious squawk is now ...