It topped 70 degF at home this weekend (in the mid-Atlantic). Second week of January, and I'm in a T-shirt. It's not that this doesn't ever happen. Brief warm spells are a thing here - but we still haven't really gotten cold. The leaves are off the trees and it feels like April, with thunderstorms…Read more It’s Too Warm!
Last summer I introduced the idea of Night Music, that special cacophony of animals, insects, wind and whatever else that is unique to the night, and makes many an outdoor evening or camping trip that much more memorable. I was intrigued to find that many people hear almost nothing in their respective wild lands. Silence. …Read more Night Music, Revisited
I tried an experiment via YouTube this week - jury's still out, but I'm discovering that either 1) People don't think this is as cool/interesting as I do, or 2) People are just ignoring me. Still, I have a few people who have expressed interest and promised to play along... so we'll see. I have…Read more #NightMusic
Instead of publishing a picture tonight, I'm going to share the sounds of spring. This was recorded about a week and a half ago (late April), just down the street at a cattail-lined drainage pond in the neighborhood. Hundreds of little frogs about the size of your thumbnail, calling to each other from dusk until…Read more Spring Peepers