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In Brief

My writing explores connections between the natural world and the human spirit,
especially in the traditional cultures of the American Southwest and Europe.
Long-term personal works in progress include The Flower Clock: What Wildflowers Tell Us About Time.

How many hearts with warm red blood in them are beating under cover of the woods, and how many teeth and eyes are shining! A multitude of animal people, intimately related to us, but of whose lives we know almost nothing, are as busy about their own affairs as we are about ours.

— John Muir.

From the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to the Colorado River more than a vertical mile below, a hiker passes through a succession of life zones equivalent to a journey from the north woods of Canada to the deserts of Mexico. This craggy, diverse landscape is a haven for animal life—overhead, underfoot, all around you. Some of these creatures are found nowhere else on Earth.