As a third-grader, for me the world was never more a place of endless fascination and wonder. It was then that along with a small group of classmates, I stumbled upon a curious creature that would capture our imaginations and bring us closer together for a time. That creature was the gypsy moth caterpillar. One […]
Once in the fantastical realm of elementary school, an epic quest was bestowed upon us pupils. Our teacher summoned us to a great and wiggly challenge: we were to raise earthworms as a motley troupe of amateur vermiculturists. The excitement of the task was palpable in the classroom, both for good and ill. Some of […]
Richmil Ranch, Arapahoe County, Colorado, near Byers and Deer Trail, May 2015. Photos taken by Amelia Desertsong.
High Line Canal Trail, Denver, Colorado, June 1st, 2015. Photos taken by Amelia Desertsong.
Here are a small selection of photos from the Lake St. Catherine State Park in Poultney, Vermont. This park is only a few miles from our home in Central Vermont. While it’s incredibly busy at ground level, if you’re willing to hike a bit, there are some beautiful nature views. This state park is better […]
Photos taken by Amelia Phoenix Desertsong on the Dewey Pond Nature Trail in Quechee State Park Vermont, May 27, 2021
Photos taken at Quechee Gorge State Park in Vermont, May 27, 2021 As Thomas and I set foot into Quechee Gorge State Park, Vermont, a world of natural beauty unfolded before us. The sun was near its peak in the late May sky, casting a warm glow over the landscape. The air was crisp and […]
On a recent outing to Middlebury, Vermont, I shot a couple photos of the river that runs through town called Otter Creek. It turns out that Otter Creek is actually the longest river in Vermont, running for 112 miles, with 32 miles of it running through the Otter Creek Swamps Natural Area run by The […]