I’m always careful not to waste food. (Insert joke about sale of Brooklyn Bridge or waterfront lots in Arizona here.) So after cutting the rind off a pork roast, I popped the scraps into a pot of water and boiled it to make stock. The result – gelatinous glop. Julia Child probably could have turned […]
Marine Biology and Oceanography
Natural history, wildlife sightings, what's going on with the ocean, and how you can help.
If you can’t get ahold of a friend today don’t worry, they’ve probably left the cell phone on the kitchen counter and headed outside to count birds. The Great Backyard Bird Count Today is the first day of the annual Backyard Bird Count, and bird aficionados all over North America are out with binocs and […]
Neither snow nor rain will stay forester Elliott Menashe from heading out into the woods. Maybe gloom of night will keep him inside, but I wouldn’t bet on it. Elliott snapped this picture of some pretty impressive icicles hanging above a creek on South Whidbey Island during last week’s ice storm.
It’s winter, not the high season for northern beaches But the winter beach is beautiful and interesting. The slope is steeper, the colors are different. The sharp wind wakes you up. The high tides (King Tides, these days), crashing waves, and steady breezes of winter move more than grains of sand and your whipping hair […]