We are Jennifer, Gaurav and Akash. Welcome to our nature diary.
We live in our little nook of suburban Boston, in a town called Sharon. We are lucky enough to have a little patch of woods behind our back lawn, a lake a few houses down, and some parks a few miles away.
As we destroy our wild heritage, what surrounds us is changing. Our view outside was once a window that explored a limitless and uncanny dimension; today, it’s a mirror that reflects our own face back at us, in carefully tended grass lawns, paved streets, concrete buildings. We have such a short time on this earth: to pass this span in a house with no windows would be a great tragedy.
This diary is a report of what we can see by pressing a face to the glass. Even in the suburbs, there lives a wildness. The house we live in, the lawn that we tend, the woods that survive, are still a universe for some population. Let’s appreciate what we find.
This blog started as our family nature blog. Later on, I merged my photography blog onto it, which overwhelmed the previous one in terms of number of posts. This means that it contains some posts that are simply nature photographs (on a larger or smaller scale), and other posts that are more involved in learning about the creatures photographed. Look carefully enough and you’ll even find a few photographs that have nothing to do with nature, but they’re pretty rare.
My objective in taking and sharing these photos is to, in the end, be able to look back at the world with different eyes. To this end, I try to minimize excessive photo processing.
The post https://alittlewild.wordpress.com/2010/10/16/drama/ was especially notable, as it became a trending topic on Twitter for a while, and got approx 250,000 page views in 24 hours. Unusual considering the characters in the post were a spider and a millipede!
And here’s a little tribute to someone I respect a lot, David Attenborough: https://alittlewild.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/mayfly/ .