A More Natural Setting

That’s what I asked for at the end of my last post, a more natural setting for the Powdered Dancer in the photo. Well, a few short hours after publishing that post, that wish was to be granted.

My sister Lori and I drove down to the Cedar Spring access on the Current River, threw the kayaks […]


Yesterday, Dayna and I floated a short stretch of the Jacks Fork along with a friend from work. As we pulled into the take out at Alley, I noticed I had an extra passenger next to me on the kayak.


A Pair of Ladies

Early in May, after a morning spent photographing forest birds in the Mark Twain National Forest, I was thinking of calling it a day and heading home. Then it occurred to me—the Yellow Lady’s Slippers (Cypripedium parviflorum) should be in bloom. And I knew just where to find them, less than a five minute drive from […]

Cockleburs and Rubyspots

Note: this is the first of two posts based on photos that I uploaded to the site last October, just before one of my extended absences from posting. 

In my continued search for all things crayfish, last October found me on the Black River, at the Bradley Hammer Conservation Area just south of Williamsville. I was […]

Solidago, Soldiers and Chemical Warfare

Solidago, if you’re not familiar with the name, is the genus of plants commonly known as Goldenrods.  With their clusters of yellow flowers and around a hundred difficult to distinguish species, they are nearly ubiquitous here in the Ozarks from August into November.  Many hay fever sufferers mistakenly blame goldenrods for their misery (ragweed is really […]