through that which is seen

In 1889 Carl Akely made magic when he created a 3-dimensional beaver habitat, complete with painted background and...

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glass boxes galore

A few friends and I try to get together at least once a year and do a ‘tour of tanks’ of the various...

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Inaugural Meeting of the Nature Aquarium Club

The weather conditions and preliminary scenery were fitting as I crossed the mountain passes of the Cascades in...

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sidewater study

In addition to just being curious about the natural world (especially the smaller aspects usually ignored under...

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weeds in the water

One of the big rages to come out of Aquarium Design Amano (ADA) the last few years are Wabi-kusa, or “little...

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my take on IAPLC 2011

The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) recently announced the top 20 winners for the 2011...

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a nice place to sit

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in the greenhouse (again)

I had a chance to check out Todd and Christina’s greenhouse recently.¬† It’s great to see how it has...

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an evening at AEP

I recently had the chance to spend an evening at Steve “Woody Debris” Waldron’s place in...

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A visit to the NY Botanical Gardens (pt 3)

Even though I grew up and have spent most of my life in the inter-grade zone of the eastern Cascade foothills and...

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