My newest (short) story!
"Today’s urban tidepool exploration begins as I kneel next to a patch of barren rock occupied solely by a squat, snail-like creature. She is a female Owl Limpet (Lottia gigantea), with ridges and barnacles texturing the top of her conical, chicken-egg-sized shell.
As I rub my inquisitive fingers along her serrated upper surface, I notice a green hue and slimy texture—a layer of algae, I deduce—growing upon the surrounding rock. The algal layer is arranged in a striking patchwork pattern, as if a miniature lawn mower had been haphazardly dragged across an overgrown, slippery lawn..."
Read the rest at The Urban Field Naturalist Project
Hi! For several years, I have been gathering stories about science and society, nature and people, oceans, diseases, cities, forests, and more. This is a place where I can share some of those stories with the world. I hope that, while you explore these pages, you find something wonderful or interesting that catches your eye. Thanks for checking it out!