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.
I'm burning the midnight oil again, several hours before midnight. But, I had to keep striving for my one-a-day goal. The above pink radish and the below Filaree were found on my Friday, February 13th trip to Chico. Tomorrow, I hope to start posting photos from the recent Friday the 27th trip to the same places and say a little more about the incredible hail storm we experienced in the vicinity of the Cherokee turnoff.
Consider checking out Plumas County's Bloom Blog. The slide show on the opening page begins with my photo of a bee hovering by a Lupine taken on Table Mountain. One of my favorite photos, and it was nice to see it posted again to launch a new season of the Bloom Blog.