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  • Bees in Ballston, Arlington, Virginia
    Horrendous disaster: 40% of beehives collapsed
    Emergency, the environment is collapsing. Last summer, bees were actively tending to their hive in the hollow of a tree adjacent the Ballston Pond. The Arlington Outdoor Examiner reported the presence of the hive to Arlington County Environmental...
  • Flower pots
    Essential way to start Monday morning
    Essentials include exercise, communing with nature and sustenance.Today’s hike began as a clean slate, that is without an idea about what the theme story might be. What are the possibilities?For one possibility, things are falling from the...
  • Bees are back
    Feeling more like summertime
    On the Ballston to BonAir loop hike today along the Custis Trail and Old Trolley Trail, one could see the flourish and spring finishing it blooming in trees and flowers. It is a most exciting display before the next round.There was a breeze and...
  • Dolphins
    Male dolphins form a bond for mating purposes
    In a researchby Dr. Quincy Gibson, assistant professor of Coastal Behavioral Biology from the University of North Florida, dolphins work together to have access to females for mating purposes.Instead of using a wingman, dolphins use a &ldquo...
  • Bumblebee
    Bumblebee behavior
    At sunset last evening, a bumblebee was buzzing on the balcony as they come every year to enjoy the potted flowers. Like all bees, bumblebees are pollinators and are essential to a healthy environment. Bees have been in decline due to pesticides...
  • Tall trees at Turkey Run
    Why trees fall
    Mary Knudson teaches health and science writing at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She wrote an article published by Scientific American a few years ago that answers why trees topple in a storm.While hiking this morning at Turkey Run, I came...
  • Mother Nature sends a signal
    Welcome rain
    At the time of the mid-afternoon hike today, the computer report said that it was going to be 87 degrees outside. Well, it didn’t feel that warm because there were scattered clouds and a nice breeze.Checking the cherry trees, some black...
  • "Dalmatien" (2015) by Yves Crenn
    Yves Crenn's animal portraits and other paintings on view at Soho gallery
    The Axelle Fine Arts Galerie in Soho is currently presenting a collection of work by Yves Crenn for an exhibition titled Un Autre Temps, which translates to “Another Time.” For his sixth solo show at the gallery, Crenn offers exquisite...
  • How to get started birding - tips from the S.D. Birding Festival
    How to get started birding - tips from the S.D. Birding Festival
    Southeast South Dakota was the destination for many birders this weekend. Attendees from surrounding states attended the fifth annual South Dakota Birding Festival at Fort Randall in Pickstown, SD. From the tiniest wren to the Great Egret, there...
  • Soggy day in Arlington, Virginia
    Rain brings out things that live in ‘soggy land’
    It is especially wet this morning as it rained last night and the humidity remains high with overcast skies. The Yoga group were doing their morning workout at Potomac Overlook as they spread their mats, jump ropes, and weights along the entrance...
  • Tree study
    Before the rain
    Frogs need a refresh.The sun is shining, but you can feel the humidity increasing. It’s in the air. The fishes and the frogs sense it too as the gulp for air from a pond that needs refreshing. It is clogged with tadpoles. The rain is on its...
  • Bike Arlington
    Glorious Sunday outdoors
    The sun shown early this morning through the cracks in the window shade. No time for a second cup of coffee because photographing in the morning light waits for no one. You can experience the outcome in the slideshow.First, a crowd of bicyclists...
  • Hiking the Bretag Trail in Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs
    Hiking the Bretag Trail in Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs
    The Susan G. Bretag Trail is an easy one third mile trail segment in the Garden of the Gods trail system connecting the Palmer Trail to the Gateway Trail. It doesn't look like much on the trail map, but the views of the park from this trail...
  • Intriguing news on an Olive Oil Compound that ‘Kills Cancer Cells' in 30 Minutes
    Intriguing news on an Olive Oil Compound that ‘Kills Cancer Cells' in 30 Minutes
    I just discovered this article through an Indian man, posted on 25 February 2015 - byAnthony Gucciardi, director of NatureSociety. Read it for yourself, especially if you're interested in the healing ability of cancer, naturally.It’s the...
  • Philly PA USA Goes Green!
    Philadelphia PA USA Celebrates Nature & Healthy Living
    ENVIRONMENTALISTS, NATURE LOVERS…DO NOT MISS THE PHILLY ECO PARTY OF THE CENTURY!If you care about your local or global environment GREENFEST PHILLY is the party you will not want to miss! Come out and show your support for animals, nature...
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