Welcome to the Archives!

I started my column in The Recorder (Greenfield, MA) in 1997. Designed to be informative and entertaining for the layman, I tell stories that teach you something about the nature that lives right outside your back door.


Speaking of Nature has moved to Mondays on the front page of the Outdoor section of

The Recorder

July 3 - Summer Cleaning

July 10 - Northern Mockingbird

July 17 - Wild Parsnip

July 24 - Ants and Aphids

July 31- European Paper Wasp


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Do you have a favorite plant or animal that you'd like to learn more about?

Send me an e-mail with a suggestion and I'll see what I can do.


*Outdoor Adventure Magazine Archive

Walking - Spring 2012

Rift Valley - Summer 2012

Hawley Bog - Fall 2012

Hidden Giants - Winter 2012

Snowshoeing - Spring 2013

Barton Cove - Summer 2013


If you would like to suggest a topic for an article, or to order a framed print of any photos you have seen in the newspapers, please send me an e-mail at speakingofnature@gmail.com