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 email@example.com 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.
If you're new to this blog, scroll back to see what this spider ate yesterday. The Red Clover doesn't stay in bloom for very long, but the nearby daisies are just getting started and they tend to stay in bloom longer. So, I expect this Goldenrod Crab Spider will relocate sometime in the next week or so. Last night, at sundown, she still had her mandibles in a butterfly, but now she's draining a bee. I wonder what tomorrow will bring. No way will I be mowing the lawn any time soon.
As if this weren't enough excitement, today is my younger sister's birthday, and, I've reached 29 posts in 29 days for the month of May. This self-imposed goal keeps me writing and adventuring.