Latest Articles

Travel
Costa Rica Trip Report
by Kari Post | April 3, 2012

© Kari PostEverything I have ever heard from those who have been to Costa Rica has been overwhelmingly positive, and after having just spent two weeks there as a student participant in a graduate level class on Tropical Ecology and Conservation, I can easily understand why.

Continue reading »
Travel
West Virginia Holds a Secret
by Joseph Rossbach | March 21, 2012

© Joseph RossbachWest Virginia holds a secret! Its mountains offer some of the most beautiful landscapes in the United States. From the rugged and windswept plateau of Dolly Sods to the roaring waterfalls of Blackwater Falls State Park, the Appalachian and Allegheny chain of mountains form a unique landscape ric...

Continue reading »
Travel
Venice Rookery
by Carolyn E. Wright | February 17, 2012

© Carolyn E. WrightLove is in the air at the Venice Rookery. The birds (and the bees) are there doing the thing they are so famous for, and you can take pictures of it! Seriously, though, the Venice Rookery is an ideal spot to photograph birds mating, building their nests, fighting for territory and feeding their...

Continue reading »
Opinions
The Need for Wilderness
by Greg Russell | February 16, 2012

© Greg RussellIt is my fourth morning waking up in the desert. Red dirt fills my pores, and has combined with sweat to form a sort of “desert varnish” over most of my body—a strangely welcome feeling that instantly evokes memories of summer on the Colorado Plateau during my youth. I climb out of...

Continue reading »