EARTH MATTERS

Earth Matters: Metamorphosis

10/13/22

‘My soul is wrought to sing of forms transformed to bodies new and strange! Immortal Gods, inspire my heart, for ye have changed yourselves and all...

The transition from hunting and gathering food to growing it was undoubtedly one of the great turning points in human history. It was probably the...

Every spring our car windows, decks and sidewalks are blanketed by layer upon layer of yellow powder. A seemingly unending rain of tiny particles...

What weighs 1.5 tons, is 12 feet long, has enlarged canine teeth that can grow to over 36 inches and is featured in a Beatles song? If you guessed...

During the past couple of weeks I’ve been thinking about emergence. This is the time of year, as spring starts, that green is exploding out of...

Agriculture is at the heart of our region’s health and food security. Yet New England is losing about 1,500 acres of farmland every year. With more...

Last November I wrote an article for this column about the color blue in nature: how rare it is, and how difficult it is for nature to even produce...

If you’re a naturalist, your friends, neighbors and relatives often send you photos asking, “What is this?”If you recognize it, you tell the person...

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part essay about American eels; the first was published on Saturday, March 19. Nehoumo is the Abenaki...

Several summers ago, my wife and I visited the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada in search of wildflowers.We were well rewarded by fields of...

Listen at dawn. From southernmost Canada through much of the eastern United States (and parts of northern Central America) you might hear a bird...

A few years ago, I watched a fascinating series of interviews with Apollo astronauts as they talked about first seeing the Earth from space.These...

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