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On my podcast I read from selected new (and old) writings, including my regular columns, "Nature's Way" and "The Nature of Bucks." You'll hear observations about the natural world, not exotic places but the wilderness that surrounds me in Philadelphia's countryside.

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    Archive of podcasts
  • 01 May 2010: "Preface": Excerpt from AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia.
  • 29 Jan 2010: "Winter Paths": "Nature's Way" essay on the paths of possibility.
  • 23 Aug 2009: "Song of the Woods": "Nature's Way" essay on an invisible singer.
  • 25 Sep 2008: "Message Sent; Message Received": "Nature's Way" essay on communications devices.
  • 23 May 2008: "Dawnsong and Sundance": "Nature's Way" essay on the coming of the light.
  • 25 Nov 2007: "Fruit on the Floor": "Nature's Way" essay on when the time is ripe.
  • 24 Sept 2007: "E Pluribus Unum": "Nature's Way" essay on the many languages of mint.
  • 26 July 2007: "I Know Where the Bees Went": "Nature's Way" essay on flower power.
  • 19 June 2007: "To See the World in a Grain of Pollen": "Nature's Way" essay on the madness of trees.
  • 14 May 2007: "Nothing Doing": "The Nature of Bucks" essay on the virtues of sitting.
  • 14 April 2007: "Snowfates": "Nature's Way" essay on falling snowflakes.`
  • 4 March 2007: "Night and Day": "Nature's Way" essay about the well-dressed moon.
  • 25 February 2007: "Frozen Time": "Nature of Bucks" essay on a waterfall in winter.
  • 17 January 2007: "A View From the Bridge": "The Nature of Bucks" essay on a bridge that people can't help but stop in the middle of.
  • 21 December 2006: "Perchance to Dream": "Nature's Way" essay on a sleeping goldenrod gall fly larva.
  • 26 November 2006: "The Manderfield Preserve": Nature of Bucks essay on an autumn woods walk.
  • 9 November 2006: "Now Playing - The Chimney Swifts": Nature's Way column on migrating swifts at the movies.
  • 17 September 2006: "Giving Pond Recreation Area": Nature of Bucks essay on a paddlers' haven.
  • 2 September 2006: "Meadow and Woods at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve": Nature of Bucks essay on the yin and yang of summer.
  • 23 July 2006: "Into the Damp": Nature's Way essay on salamanders under rocks.
  • 18 June 2006: "I Feel a Song Coming On": Nature's Way essay on why birds sing.
  • 8 June 2006: "Church View Drive (Nockamixon State Park)": Nature of Bucks essay on prime spring hunting grounds.
  • 11 May 2006: "Point Pleasant Community Park": Nature of Bucks essay on a ravine.
  • 30 April 2006: "At Your Service": Nature's Way essay on bird landscapers.
  • 18 March 2006: "A Fete for the Fetid": Nature's Way essay on a welcome winter flower.
  • 4 March 2006: "The Wilma Quinlan Nature Preserve": Nature of Bucks essay on a preserve and the woman who preserved it.
  • 25 February 2006: "Top Rock Trail": Nature of Bucks essay on trail up Haycock Mountain.
  • 21 January 2006: "Smooth or Chunky?": Nature's Way essay on uneven ground.
  • 9 December 2005: "Here's Looking At You," Nature's Way essay on a fascinating fungus.

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