Category Archive: Nature writing

“Into the Field: Why Science Education Needs to Leave the Classroom” in Orion Magazine

I am following a van full of Prescott College students down a dusty road, descending from the plains of north-central Arizona toward the cliffs of the Verde River. Prescott College, affectionately known by… Continue reading

“The Lure of the Hunt: How Falconry is Faring in America” in Virginia Quarterly Review

The first thing I notice, as if there’s anything else remarkable about this scrubby swath of suburbia, is the glinting network of 9,000 solar panels, cordoned off by a chain-link fence: not the… Continue reading

“The Edge of Extraordinary” in Vela Magazine

Excerpted from Vela Magazine: I had gone into science for the awe, but I eventually discovered that continuing on that path would mean that most of my life would be made up of… Continue reading

“Within this Kingdom,” in Fourth Genre

1. Last summer I repotted several cymbidium orchids. “Orchid” likely conjures up the loveliest of flowers, something too delicate to mess with, but the cymbidiums needed a firm hand. Over time they had… Continue reading

“Concerning couguar,” in Terrain

Concerning Lyons, I will not say that I ever saw any my selfe, but some affirme that they have seene a Lyon at Cape Anne which is not above six leagues from Boston;… Continue reading

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