The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

Posts tagged naturalist

  • One Day in a Magical Place

    David Morse
    | September 27, 2016 | Filed under: Observations

    The enjoyment of simple things can be the most rewarding.

  • The Peculiar Creature Darwin

    | February 7, 2016

    Uncle Chuck

    Shhh... don't tell anyone about my grand idea...

     

    The following was published in the Biddeford-Saco Journal Tribune Sunday edition of 2/7/16 and Making It At Home Thursday edition, 2/11/2016.

     

    On February 12, 1809, two boys were born, one in England, one in Kentucky. Though separated by an ocean they were, by the end of their lives, united in genius, vision, and courage.

  • My Favorite Science and Nature Stories of 2014

    | December 26, 2014

    The Strummer snail

    The following was published in the Biddeford-Saco Journal Tribune Sunday edition, 12/28/2014.

    I sat in the tire shop the day before Christmas, waiting for the technician to switch my summer tires for winter ones, and scrutinized my fingers. I’d recently read an article about new biological research that pointed to a possible explanation for one of the great mysteries that has bedeviled mankind for millennia: why DO our fingers get wrinkly in the bath?