The Northwest Florida State College baseball team gathered together on a sunny Friday morning for both team building and community service. Standing at the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) headquarters in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, theyContinue reading
Though field trips are time-consuming and can be expensive, they provide a window into an environmental world that many kids have never experienced before.
Every year since 1934, hunters hoping to go after waterfowl or other migratory birds have been obligated to buy a Duck Stamp. Once purchased, 98 cents of every dollar spent on the stamp goes toContinue reading
I know a lot of scientists. Most are in the field of ecology and spend their days chest-deep in marsh mud, scrambling up mountain slopes, pulling themselves up tree trunks, diving to the depths ofContinue reading
The Department of Interior opened public comment, perhaps unprepared for the avalanche of responses. When the portal closed on July 10, 1,459,940 people had commented, including me. Make no mistake, this is a lot.
Snow had already begun to fall over Moosehead Lake. It had been an unseasonably warm December for Maine in 2015, but the temperature had dropped in recent days and was now hovering around 10 degrees withContinue reading
On May 13, smack in the middle of Mother’s Day weekend, birders fanned out across the world to count birds as well as bird species. Organized by eBird, an online bird observation platform run byContinue reading
In the midst of patchwork agricultural fields, grown tall with corn, my husband and I discovered Moores Creek National Battlefield. I use the word “discover” loosely, as the battlefield is clearly marked on the ruralContinue reading
I have recently switched to a position at the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, moving from an office on the beach of a barrier island to a building within the forest. Right away, I noticed a networkContinue reading
2017 has been a year of reflection for me thus far. While there are many things I cannot control – national posturing on climate change, for example – I have taken stock in how IContinue reading