Never before in the known history of the land now encompassed by the boundaries of the U.S. have there been so many White-tailed Deer roaming across the land; quite an ironic thing to state considering that little more than a century ago there were well-founded concerns that the species would become extinct.
An original Well-read Naturalist produced review of Spillover; Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen was published in the 21 October 2012 edition of The Oregonian newspaper and is now available for reading on Oregon Live, that newspaper’s website.
Some Native American traditions teach that it is only through a profound experience in your life that you discover your true name. Not long after taking up bird watching, I discovered mine: Stumbles Through the Forest Frightening the Wildlife. No matter what I did, the minute I stepped out of the car and onto the […]
For the whole of the recorded history of our species – and quite likely much longer than that – humans have looked to the plant kingdom for relief from their pains, illnesses, and injuries, insight into their metaphysical conundrums, and inspiration for their reveries. Leaving the latter two of these categories aside for the present […]