After a slow first five months, I'm back to blogging in earnest. In the forthcoming few months I plan to keep on tracking the blooming of wildflowers, the activities of bugs and reptiles and any other critters I'm quick enough or lucky enough to photograph, and to comment on ecological relationships. Since there is an increasing sense of ecological crisis among many people and more vigorous denial of such on the part of others, I will inevitably comment on the social and political dimensions of survival as I see them.
I am still an adjunct instructor in the English Department at Feather River College, but time permitting, I am available for hire as a nature guide in the region in and around Plumas County. A brochure describing my usual kinds of natural history adventures is in development. Email me c/o firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address and a statement of interests, and I'll send you a rough draft.
I have been teaching since 1965 and have recently joined the English Department as an Associate Faculty member at Feather River College. Recently taught Nature Literature in America and am currently teaching Interpersonal Communication and Basic Reading and Writing.
and Hyacinths, all breaking through as if it were spring. A cloudy, drizzly day made for nice color rendition.
On a brief drive around town to do errands, I couldn't resist bringing the camera and recording a bit of evidence that spring is here.
Even if we get some snow in the next month or two, these flowers are all survivors and will not be particularly phased. With this damp weather, the mosses and lichens have brightened up considerably this past week, and I'll be doing some sketching and photographing of them soon.