Kenneth Setzer

Mangrove Finds — A Quick Follow Up

I can’t believe it. In my last post on finding cool stuff at the beach and in the mangroves, I failed to include one of the strangest things I’ve found.

February 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Island Can Only Be Found by Those Not Seeking It

While perusing CNN for anything of interest this headline grabbed my attention: “An ‘Undiscovered’ South Pacific Island”

November 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

On this Day in Publishing History …

When I opened Google today, the Google doodle featured this beautiful scene from one of my favorite author’s magnum opus:

October 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Mushrooms are Coming!

Or the mycelial fruit bodies are, via the USPS or UPS, not sure which. On my life’s list of goals has been to find and photograph bioluminescent mushrooms in the … Continue reading

September 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Moonlore: Our Verdant Satellite that Never Was

One August morning in 1835, New Yorkers awoke to the increasing heat and humidity of a typical northeast summer. Any one of them wanting to read about the events going … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ocean Rocks, Remote and Romantic — A Series for Those Who Stare at Maps

I’ve always loved to think and daydream. And maps and globes have always been catalysts to my daydreaming and pondering — particularly the little dots in the middle of nowhere … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bioluminescence Comes in Many Forms

It seems as though it is that time of year again, when I become intrigued and enchanted by fungi. I always am, of course, but now in warmer weather I … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sun Dogs, Moon Dogs, and Halos

I saw the coolest thing on April 1, and this is not a belated April Fool’s prank. The midday sun was encircled by an enormous bright & beautiful halo. It … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Combing Through Castellow Hardwood Hammock

A couple weeks back I woke up with the usual sore back, only to bend down to feed our rabbit at the worst angle possible. I could not stand up … Continue reading

February 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Green Animals are Cool

Now that Nome’s fueled up, I can get back to nature. Thanks to my neighbor across the street, who knows I like “weird things,” I’ve recently become acquainted with this … Continue reading

January 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nome Fuel Crisis Update: View the Activity on the Ice

After some difficulties approaching Nome, it looks like fuel will be delivered to the city today from the tanker via hoses along the ice. The U.S. Coast Guard is keeping … Continue reading

January 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Reindeer and Caribou and Christmastime

This day has got me thinking about reindeer and caribou, and which is which. While toads and frogs have differentiating characteristics and behaviors, and are definitely quite different animals in … Continue reading

December 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Painted Buntings, Nature’s Paint Palette, Return for the Winter

The Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) is unarguably the most colorful bird I could hope to see in my neighborhood in South Florida. We’ve got all kinds of parrots and other … Continue reading

October 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Greenhouse Frog

Frogs and amphibians in general are our environmental “canary in a coal mine.” Because they have porous skin, and need to return eventually to water to avoid dessication, they absorb … Continue reading

October 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

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