by Andrew Graham When I first got to school, we were introduced to our Residential Advisors. Mine, a genuinely caring man from Pakistan that we called Subbhan by request, had sparked multiple conversations with me about the Durfee Conservatory during … Continue reading Photography at the Durfee Conservatory
Down a rural road in the middle of a wide swath of pine woods sits the Blackwater Fisheries Research and Development Center, on the border between Okaloosa and Santa Rosa Counties. I arrived early on a weekday morning, ready to … Continue reading Visiting Alligator Gar on the Florida Panhandle
First published by the Duke Nicholas School. Sigh. These days it’s no fun to read the news. Most of the environmental stories are bad, and even the “good” ones don’t hold up to closer inspection. Take the West Indian Manatee, … Continue reading Delisting the Manatee
The weather reports were in, and New England was about to get blasted with upwards of two feet of snow. With Winter Storm Niko having just come in a few days before, and another storm lingering on the horizon, people were out in … Continue reading Blizzard Orson Blasts New England
by Gregg Thomas; see more of Gregg’s photos on Instagram: @greggthomasphotography. Hunting breakfast; after the sun flew up behind the cloud cover, there was still great light, and the pelicans were nailing the waves close to shore. This shot was … Continue reading A Brown Pelican at Sunrise
First published by the Duke Nicholas School. It was the last few days of 2016, and I was in the office. Though I was lucky enough to take off a bunch of days around Christmas, I had to make up … Continue reading Wait, is that a baby eagle?
by Walter Smith A Green Salamander peeks out of a crevice in a sandstone outcrop on Virginia’s High Knob. Continue reading Playing Peekaboo with a Green Salamander
Until I moved to Florida, I had no idea gar existed. Ancient fish, these species swim throughout waters in the southeast and can weigh hundreds of pounds. I spotted this Florida Gar in Picayune Strand, near the Everglades. Florida Gar … Continue reading A Unique Florida Creature: The Gar
by Walter Smith. The Cumberland Mountains, viewed here at their southern edge above Virginia’s Powell Valley, are a hotspot of biodiversity for a number of groups of organisms. Click below for the full image! Continue reading The Cumberland Mountains
by Gregg Thomas; see more of Gregg’s photos on Instagram: @greggthomasphotography. A slow swim over rippled sand; this sea turtle was spotted along the Emerald Coast of Florida. Continue reading A Sea Turtle Swims along the Emerald Coast
Happy Thanksgiving to all you explorers out there! Is anyone contemplating fun activities for #OptOutside the day after Thanksgiving? Let us know in the comments below! Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
VoicesforBiodiversity.org is both fundraising for new articles and looking for new writers! Through a Kickstarter campaign V4B will fully fund TEN new articles from around the world, from writing through production. Their pieces will include both videos and photos, and … Continue reading Voices for Biodiversity is Paying Writers and Looking for Stories