One of my favorite insects to find in the city, and they're incredibly easy to see if you know what to look for, are the hover flies. The family Syrphidae contains about 6,000 species (890 in North America). They're known as...
Earlier this year we took a trip to London. It was the second time we've visited the city only this time we had a toddler with us which made it a whole different experience. We visited a lot of...
When I sat down to write the previous post, 5 Favorite Washington Nature Photos of 2014, I nearly had an anxiety attack trying to pick only a few photos. Instead of putting myself through that, I decided to do...
This past year I've been lucky to have a lot of great nature experiences and fortunately, had my camera along for a lot of them. Exploring the Pacific Northwest is a never-ending adventure because there is such a diverse...
Over the last two and a half years I've read a staggering number of picture books to my daughter, a large percentage of them nature themed. In this new column feature I'm going to highlight some of our favorite authors,...
As one who spends a fair amount of time crawling around my yard in search of interesting insects, I was, needless to say, excited to see a new book from Timber Press with the title Attracting Beneficial Bugs to...