Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

I am Wilderness. Revisited.

I am Wilderness. Revisited.

Frederick, Maryland.  I’m excited to announce that I am Wilderness is taking a new direction – with a new look and a new online platform.  The main page is now hosted by Tumblr and will focus primarily on digital storytelling with the objective to share the voices and stories from our planet’s last truly wild […]

Manatee Encounter

Manatee Encounter

Solider Caye, Turneffe Atoll, Belize.  Imagine snorkeling through the gin clear waters of a remote coral atoll and suddenly a manatee appears out of nowhere.  And, rather than taking immediate flight, it decides to stick around to check you out.  This very thing happened to me last week in Belize.  I was visiting the Oceanic […]

Closure of National Parks impacts us all

Closure of National Parks impacts us all

Ocean City, Maryland. The following article was published on 6 October 2013 in DelmarvaNow.com – the online version of The Daily Times – a newspaper of  Salisbury, Maryland.  It also appeared on 7 October on Delaware Beaches and in the print version of The Ocean Pines Independent and The Worcester County Times. National Parks are […]


Coyotes are good for Delmarva

Coyotes are good for Delmarva

Ocean City, Maryland. The following opinion was published on 21 April 2013 as “Arlo Hemphill: In Reality, Coyotes are Good for Delmarva” in The Daily Times and its online companion, DelmarvaNow.com – a newspaper of  Salisbury, Maryland. Living on the Eastern Shore, The Daily Times is one of my favorite sources for unbiased and insightful […]

Bugling in the Wilderness: The Elk Rut

Bugling in the Wilderness: The Elk Rut

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.  The sights and sounds of autumn – changing leaves, cooling weather, pumpkins and Indian corn.  And… the bugling of elk.  Each year around the autumnal equinox, elk (Cervus canadensis) of the Rockies come down from their high altitude summer feeding grounds and swarm into the low elevation areas of Rocky […]

My Friends, the Sea Lions

My Friends, the Sea Lions

Moss Landing, California. With the impending prospect of my leaving the Monterey Peninsula, and perhaps California altogether, I think what I might miss most of all are my lively Pinniped friends, the sea lions.  California sea lions Zalophus californianus are a nearly ubiquitous part of day-to-day life along the coast of Monterey. They occupy vacant wharfs, […]