Raptors

Cold weather is hard on creatures who don't hibernate. Small animals and birds are burning more calories to keep warm just as their greatest sources of food—seeds and berries and insects—have disappeared, and predators are burning more calories to keep warm just as their greatest sources of food—smaller animals and birds—have grown less plentiful, too: … Continue reading Raptors

Twilight

I went to a land-grant university, a rural school that students at the rival institution dismissed as a cow college, though I was a junior before I ever saw a single cow there. For someone who had spent her childhood almost entirely outdoors, my college life was curiously manic. Every day I followed the same … Continue reading Twilight