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.
Well, I blinked, and a whole week went by. I was just now trying to post a few wildflower photos I took last weekend on my way down from Monument Peak (see photo of my in most recent post), but the bandwidth provided by ATT in my neighborhood is so pathetic that I couldn't even upload one photo. So, tomorrow morning, probably at the coffee shop, I'll post at least one photo of Checker Bloom, Sidalcea glaucescens. This is a beautiful, crawling vine (or at least prostrate stem) with bright pink flowers. I saw only one such plant, but others will come, and soon they will be decorated with the Checkered Clerid Beetles. I hope. :)
There: added photo Monday afternoon. Hopefully, more tomorrow afternoon.