October 1, 2014

Marvelous Voices — Phyllis Speer

Phyllis Speer quail hunting.

   By Phyllis Speer I sit about 15 feet off the ground in a tree stand as dawn approaches. The sky is clear, the stars shine brightly and the air is crisp and cold. I hear coyotes in the distance howling to each other. Just over the ridge, down by the river, a barred owl Read More

Natural Balance in the Garden

Photographed by Carlos Hernandez

Story by Deb Peterson | Photographed by Carlos Hernandez and Lucinda Reynolds. M! Jun/Jul 2011. Those tiny wasps flying around the blossoms in your garden can’t sting you. Their stingers have evolved into egg-laying devices. The wasps, busy finding a very specific place to lay their eggs, are participating in the balance of nature. See Read More