Outdoors

San Francisco is about as wild as a large civilized municipality can be
Wildflowers at Point Reyes National Seashore in California Vicky Penny

An open letter to Larry Penny
Alewife David E. Rattray

Waterfowl and water birds took it on the nose

We had invited a few friends over, so I set about getting the big lobster pot out of mothballs and searching for the tools needed to pierce the lobsters’ armor

“It’s time to get up and get going. Breakfast awaits.”
An eastern ribbon snake, fresh from its winter sleep, was spotted in Montauk Sunday, another sign that spring is finally here. Victoria Bustamante

A frozen wasteland

Redwinged blackbirds are singing, grackles are croaking, robins have yet to sing

It was possible that the big turtle had been buried under sand, snow, and for a long time

We are all waiting for the ospreys to return

The story of the Essex was well known in the 19th century
It would be interesting to see a comparison of the economic value of the commercial whale fishery of the 1800s to the recreational fishing industry today. Star Archive