Notes from the Field: What’s Normal?

Last year, when I was talking to a more experienced biologist about my work, I commented on how the year had be a weird one, an unusually mild one, with my plants behaving in expected but not completely predictable ways. He laughed and said, “Every year is a weird year.”


Nature is One Gigantic Toilet

I can tell from the way you’re suspiciously eying the title of this post that you are concerned that I am an eccentric (probably true), nature-hating (totally false), scat-obsessed (nope nope nope) person who should probably have her keyboard taken away from her. But you don’t know my life. You have no idea what I’ve […]