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In The Present, Looking Forward

How many times have I been told “They grow up too fast?” I seem to be different from most folks, because I tend to always look at people, places, and situations years in the future. 245 more words


Effort Creates Meaning

Effort creates meaning. The other week I had a good example of that when I went to the summits of two mountains in Little Cottonwood Canyon. 497 more words


Demonising the hellbender

Here’s one by my new PhD student, Leah Collett:

I have never heard of the hellbender before. “Brilliant name”, I thought. Then I saw it mentioned again a few days later, in company with honey badgers and blue-footed boobies, in a recent… 555 more words


Dr. Michael Freake - Saving the Hellbenders!

Imagine yourself exploring nature here in Eastern Tennessee. You wade into a big stream only to find your feet right in front of the largest salamander-looking creature you have ever seen. 211 more words

Fire on the Rocks

I’m finally getting better at shooting small subjects with my camera.
Here is a little, red-eft I saw today:

Here he is a little closer. Look at that beautiful plumage: 65 more words



Vegetable garden
Lurking among potatoes
The golden dragon


Oh Shenandoah!

As summer vacation’s last few weeks slipped by, and the fall semester was threatening to begin, I snuck away from State College for a…vacation? Oh, heck no! 830 more words

Fun In The Field