Suzan Bellincampi

Lupine Lady

Is Miss Rumphius responsible?

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Big Time

Herman Melville didn’t mince words when it came to the sperm whale. With emphasis, he explained “I tell you, the sperm whale will stand no nonsense.” And it didn’t ­— since we know it as the creature that sank the whaleship Essex in the real-life tragedy that was the inspiration for Moby Dick.

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Groovy Gannets

While it may be intended as an insult, one should be proud to be called a gannet.

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Fern Fun

John Muir had a fondness for ferns. He encouraged this activity: “Spread a fern-frond over a man’s head and worldly cares are cast out, and freedom and beauty and peace come in.”

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Carrion Beetles

Death is delicious if you are a carrion beetle.

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Holy Mackerel!

What else can you say about the arrival of a famed fish? Known for its brilliant and beautiful coloration, mackerel are also admired for their historic abundance and one-time ease of harvesting.

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Peculiar Profusion

Wild horses couldn’t drag me away. On my belly on a boardwalk, my face was up close and personal with a peculiar profusion of plants.

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Tenacious Ground Cover

Early 20th Century Anglo-Argentinian author, naturalist and ornithologist William Henry Hudson was a grass grouch.

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Four O'Clock Flower

Take this advice, label your seeds.

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Water Walkers

Walking on water is a miracle that few can accomplish.

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