Backyard Biology

Nature stories from my backyard and beyond

Life is a struggle and all creatures great and small have evolved fantastic ways to survive this struggle. It is not necessary to travel to exotic places to enjoy nature. Every back yard woodlot or neighborhood stream abounds with living creatures with interesting stories to tell.
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What you will find on this web site:

fall colorsNature Stories
These stories were first written for the newsletter of a local environmental organization, the North and South Rivers Watershed Asociation. I am happy to be able to offer them to the world at large. I hope you enjoy them.
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maple leafNature Activities

There are many ways to investigate nature. This section will offer some fun, easy to do nature activities
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dolphinNature Adventures
Wonder what it is like to spend a month in some of the world's most remote wildernesses? Check out Doug's Nature Adventures.
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worm faceWhat Is It?
This section contains a series of pictures taken with a scanning electron microscope. Can you tell what you are looking at?
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If you prefer to listen to a story rather than read it, here are the Nature Stories in podcast form.
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