Recommended Books about Relationships with Animals/Nature

Here is a list of books, for adults, about human relationships with animals and/or nature that I have read and enjoyed. The books are in no particular order. There is a mix of scholarly stuff and popular stuff. I will add to the list as I continue to read. Feel free to suggest books inContinue reading “Recommended Books about Relationships with Animals/Nature”

Inner Worm Monologue

I am walking along, listening to a podcast. I look down and encounter a fellow animal. Oh no, look at that worm. It is wriggling…writhing…on the sun-bathed sidewalk. Should I move it? You smug Homo sapiens, thinking you know what’s best for nature. What if a certain number of worms are supposed to fry on the sidewalk? WhatContinue reading “Inner Worm Monologue”

Connecting with Nature through Crafts

We never create alone. From the tools we use to the subjects that inspire us, nature is a part of our crafting lives… Crafting ABOUT nature: I get the opportunity to study what plants and animals really look like, interpret and express that in my own creative way, and then share my love for themContinue reading “Connecting with Nature through Crafts”

Children’s Books about Relationships with Animals/Nature

I love children’s literature. I buy and borrow and read children’s books even though I don’t have kids (yet) and even when I’m not teaching other people’s kids. I enjoy the books myself, but I also love sharing my favorites and using the stories as opportunities to discuss what I am most passionate about: theContinue reading “Children’s Books about Relationships with Animals/Nature”

In Memory of Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

An influential scientist, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz passed away earlier this month. I was sad to hear of his passing and wanted to write a quick post in memory of his legacy. “His contribution to the conservation of the world’s wild cats and other threatened species has been nothing short of monumental, and his extraordinary legacyContinue reading “In Memory of Dr. Alan Rabinowitz”

How to Safely Enjoy Watching the Silver River Monkeys

A population of introduced, nonnative monkeys lives in what is now Silver Springs State Park and the surrounding area in central Florida. They arrived in the late 1930s when a jungle cruise operator named Colonel Tooey imported them to enhance his river boat tours. He put six rhesus macaques, which are native to Asia, onContinue reading “How to Safely Enjoy Watching the Silver River Monkeys”