I am available to lead individuals and small groups on natural history hikes in Plumas and adjacent counties. I have been exploring the northern Sierra for many years and am familiar with the flora and fauna, ecological relationships, and means of identifying plants and animals. I have also taught nature journaling and am willing to organize explorations with a focus on journaling. Prefer initial queries to be via email at email@example.com. I am also interested in gathering people interested in writing creative nonfiction to meet informally and share feedback on each other's writing and ideas. Possibly start an actual writing group with emphasis on nonfiction interests.
I have been teaching since 1965 and have recently joined the English Department as an Associate Faculty member at Feather River College. Recently taught Nature Literature in America and am currently teaching Interpersonal Communication and Basic Reading and Writing.
A warm sunny day today, just two days after receiving 6" of snow. The moss in my parking space stayed green and a new crop of Spring Whitlow Grass, Draba verna, sprung up quickly. A new beetle, maybe a Weevil?, took up residence under the small board where I usually find slugs and pill bugs. I'm going to wade through my insect guide, but if some entomologist out there (GS?) can tell me first, that would be nice. Cute little bugger.