sitting silently/ from her heart a tree grows/ ancient mosses. --This haiku is part of a experiment on the branching of knowledge.
Welcome to our Sunday Photo Recap. Today we are sharing some of the photos that didn't make it to our website and putting the spotlight on a member of our growing IG community.
NaturalistWeekly.com is trying its hand at nature photography. We started an Instagram account with the goal capturing those everyday moments of nature connection. With a quick photo and some research, we hope to expand our understanding of the world around us. Here are four of my favorite photos from IG last week. Enjoy! White Spring... Continue Reading →
The Plant The Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) is a biennial plant native to North America and Canada. The term “biennial” indicates that it takes two years for the plant to complete its life cycle. During the first year it only grows foliage. In the second year, it will flower. (1) The Evening Primrose aptly gets... Continue Reading →
In this week's digest, we have four news items on three different topics: trees, bird photography, and moths. Enjoy!
This little butterfly is known as the Silver-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene) in North America. It is also known as the Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary in Europe. This butterfly is usually found in open woodlands or damp grasslands, and can be identified by its orange and brown pattern on the upper side of the wing and a row... Continue Reading →
NaturalistWeekly.com seeks to build a community around nature connection. Recognizing that each of us may have a different approach to connecting with nature, we want to explore and support the diverse ways that people engage with the natural world. Some people may connect with nature through the work of poets like Jacqueline Suskin. I walk... Continue Reading →
Ground Elder (Aegopodium podagraria) also known as Bishop's Weed, Goutweed, and Herb Gerard. The name Ground Elder came to be because the leaves look similar to the Elder, although not identical. It is a member of the larger group of plants known as Apiaceaes.
Over the brambles The Swamp Rose lures me closer Fingers hooked by thorns A Haiku by Mark The Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris) is a perennial shrub that can grow up to 7 feet tall and is native to the eastern United States. As the name suggests, this plant prefers moist, acidic soil. The Swamp Rose... Continue Reading →
As we launch into this next week, I wanted to recap some of the news stories and events I came across last week. This is just a small sampling of all the work that is going on out there to help the earth and support our connection to nature. Each one of these stories is... Continue Reading →