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  • Published
    April 21, 2021

    Dana Wilde: Birds, music and culture

    The music of birdsong speaks to important 'soul-information' that is mysterious and alluring, Dana Wilde writes.

  • Published
    April 7, 2021

    Dana Wilde: What do spiders know, and how do they know it?

    While animal instinct plays a role in behavior, spiders make choices that suggest more complex minds at work, Dana Wilde writes.

  • Published
    March 24, 2021

    Dana Wilde: Forces of nature

    In the ancient experience, the stars were forces, detectable through fear, that we are obliged to pay respect to, writes Dana Wilde.

  • Published
    March 10, 2021

    Dana Wilde: Thoreau and the lichens

    Thoreau was among the original naturalists to think of the whole Earth, not just his own woods, as one ecologically integrated process of processes, writes Dana Wilde.

  • Published
    February 24, 2021

    Dana Wilde: Along came a spider

    By now it’s more or less accepted medical wisdom that pets provide emotional nourishment for humans, writes Dana Wilde.

  • Published
    February 10, 2021

    Dana Wilde: Alien invaders

    A species of "true bugs" invading our homes started in recent decades, writes Dana Wilde, as they moved eastward amid milder winters.

  • Published
    January 27, 2021

    Dana Wilde: Spiders in space

    What would happen, Dana Wilde asks, if you plunked spiders into a weird environment — like outer space?

  • Published
    January 13, 2021

    Dana Wilde: The death of the great auks

    We like to think we’ve come a long way in conservation. Which we have, sort of, writes Dana Wilde, but the Earth is right now undergoing its sixth mass extinction event.

  • Published
    December 31, 2020

    Dana Wilde: Poppop’s got a brand new jeejah

    It's hard to remember what life was like before syntactic devices, but it existed, writes Dana Wilde.

  • Published
    December 23, 2020

    Dana Wilde: A winter barometer

    Winter is changing, and so are Mainers as we come to grips with that reality, Dana Wilde writes.

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