Month: July 2019

Forests and Well-Being – Notes from “The Nature Fix”

Florence Williams’ book, The Nature Fix (Norton, 2017) summarizes some of what we know about how time in nature affects our well-being. It’s a “popular” book, but that’s not to say it is short on substance. Among the endorsements inside the cover is one from… Continue Reading “Forests and Well-Being – Notes from “The Nature Fix””

At the Grasslands, With Bug Nerds

I’m seeing more of the LBJ National Grasslands this summer than I have in a while, and it’s been wonderful. The rainfall over the past eight or nine months have resulted in a bonanza of plant life, which leads to a bonanza of bug… Continue Reading “At the Grasslands, With Bug Nerds”

This Is Our Land

When the sun comes shining, then I was strolling In wheat fields waving and dust clouds rolling The voice come chanting as the fog was lifting This land was made for you and me – Woody Guthrie Bang! It’s the Fourth of July. A… Continue Reading “This Is Our Land”