365 Nature – Day 365

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Learn more about the project and see all the 365 Nature posts.


With the greatest irony I ended up quite sick on Day 365 and unable to get off the couch let alone get outside. My daughter and I were both up all night sick and the morning brought no relief. I spent much of the day on the couch watching the passing clouds through the window. I consoled myself by turning on a slideshow of my photos from the year on the television to watch throughout the day. This was…

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365 Nature – Day 364

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Learn more about the project and see all the 365 Nature posts.


After my final adventures for the year, today I spent going through photos and finishing my posts from the last two days. I’m exhausted, but fulfilled. It’s now started raining and it feels like a good day to rest. And what better way to rest on a rainy day than with a set of nature poets?

In the autumn I was reading the poet John Clare from the new Faber Nature Poets series and shortly before that I had…

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365 Nature – Day 363

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Learn more about the project and see all the 365 Nature posts.


It was very nice to be able to stay in Port Angeles so I had the opportunity to start early in the morning on the second day of my adventure. I did the same thing as on Day 362, but in exactly the reverse order. Since I was in Port Angeles I drove first to the Ediz Hook Reservation for Native Birds to watch the sunrise over the bay. I found a place to pull off the road and…

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365 Nature – Day 362

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Learn more about the project and see all the 365 Nature posts.


With only a few days left of 365 Nature I decided to make the most of it while I could. I decided to head to the Olympic Peninsula and visit Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, someplace I’d only been once before, nearly two years ago. The last time I was there it was a very foggy day which made the coastal forest stunningly beautiful. However magical the fog was in the forest though, it wasn’t quite so…

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365 Nature – Day 361

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Learn more about the project and see all the 365 Nature posts.


This summer I developed a particular fondness for our marine life after visiting extreme low tides at Alki Beach on Day 187 and Scenic Beach on Days 185 and 186. The winter tides have been very high, in fact today’s high tides are around plus 10 while the lowest tide barely gets below zero, not good for watching marine animals. Today we decided to visit Seattle Aquarium on the waterfront. I like to visit the aquarium because…

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365 Nature – Day 360

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Learn more about the project and see all the 365 Nature posts.


After our Christmas morning I wanted to get outside and go for a walk and so my daughter picked Mercer Slough as our destination. I hadn’t been there in almost a year, not since Day 17. Although we had a very foggy morning by the time we were ready for our walk it had burned off and the sun was shining. The elevated boardwalk was over standing water this time of the year and I stopped a one…

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