Tag Archive: natural history

“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

“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

“Biological Parents,” in The Magazine

One day during his senior year of high school in Wilmington, Delaware, Rich Pell stayed after school to watch a spider get “silked.” His school was near the headquarters of DuPont, the global… 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

Mono Grande and other cryptids

Here’s a photo of Mono Grande, photographed by Swiss oil geologist Francois de Loys in 1920. He claims the primate was 1.57 meters tall (spider monkeys are about 1 meter tall). It’s widely… Continue reading

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