365 Nature – Day 48

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Each day of the year I will post something here about nature. It may be any format, a photo, video, audio, sketch or entry from my nature journal. It could be a written piece. Each day I will connect to nature in some way and share it here by the end of that day. You can keep up-to-date by subscribing to the RSS feed or be notified by email. See all the 365 Nature posts.


I recently watched E.O. Wilson – Of Ants and Men, a PBS special. The documentary film is really beautiful, both in the cinematography and the subject matter and it stuck with me after I’d watched it, and continues to do so. I’ve read E.O. Wilson’s Naturalist book in the past and thoroughly enjoyed it and the film represents that book very well. Wilson’s wonder of…

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Short Film:: Wild Jersey City by John Dunstan

Here is a wonderful short film featuring urban wildlife in Jersey City. The footage features osprey, kingfishers, egrets and more. It’s always great to see people feature urban nature because there’s not nearly enough focus and exploration of the urban environment. Thanks to John Dunstan for sending me a link to his wonderful film to share.

wild jersey city from john dunstan on Vimeo. Music by Kevin Macleod

“There is an increasing interest in wildlife close to and in urban areas, plus people are considering ways to integrate the two, this is all recorded in jersey city, which begins on the west bank of the hudson river directly across from manhattan, for me nature watching in an urban environment is special. At the end i have filmed my phone map so you…

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