Category Archives: Natural History

2014 Natural History Calendar

Each Fall I create a unique limited-edition calendar containing some of my favorite images captured during the past year. I try to include a mixture of landscapes, plants, and animals and also try to match the image with the season … Continue reading

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SMD Property Series – Viera North Peak

This is the first in a series of blog entries I am going to make in which I post my 5 favorite images of a property that Save Mount Diablo has acquired. The selection of what is my “favorite” changes … Continue reading

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Pelagic Birding Trips to the Cordell Bank

The Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary A few times a year Claudia and I join a group of friends on a pelagic birding/wildlife trip from Bodega Bay into the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. The Cordell Bank is a seamount … Continue reading

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Nature’s Beloved Son: John Muir’s Botanical Legacy

Claudia and I attended a release reception for a new book this past week: “Nature’s Beloved Son: John Muir’s Botanical Legacy”, published by Heyday Books. The book documents a lesser known aspect of Muir’s work – his interest in botany … Continue reading

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Memories of Alaska: Gambell and Wasilla

All the recent political talk about Sarah Palin, Wasilla Alaska, and what constitutes foreign policy experience got me thinking about our last trip to Alaska in June of 2004. One of the places we visited on that trip was the … Continue reading

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Fall is Here!

According to the calendar and the morning news, fall arrived at 8:44 AM this morning when the sun’s path crossed the equator (the Autumnal Equinox). However, Claudia and I use a different metric based on observations of the natural world … Continue reading

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The New California Academy of Sciences Museum

Claudia and I were in line at 8:15 this morning for a member’s preview of the new California Academy of Sciences museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The new museum is spectacular. The most exciting new exhibit is the … Continue reading

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