Originally published in the March 2018 issue of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine With the widest distribution of any wild cat from Canada to South America, it’s surprising how little we know about mountain lions in Texas. What we do know comes largely from western states, where the cat is commonly classified as a … More The Lion King: Rarely Seen Mountain Lions Rule over West Texas’ rocky ranges.
I’ve had several people ask me how to get started in science writing. There are so many different avenues that I get overwhelmed thinking of the possibilities and different ways us “science writers” have gotten started. If you’re interested in science communication, that is a different animal. It’s an emerging field and therefore mostly DIY, forge … More A quick and dirty “How to Get Started Science Writing”
[This article was published in NASA-sponsored Astrobiology Magazine in Jan. 2018. https://www.astrobio.net/origin-and-evolution-of-life/pond-scum-explains-evolution-first-animals/] Earliest animals evolved on seafloor microbial mats By Emily Moskal When Charles Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species and for decades thereafter, scientists ascribed the beginning of animal life to the Cambrian, eventually pinned to about 540 million years ago when … More Pond Scum Explains Evolution Of First Animals
Where to go to photograph the wildflowers in Texas? There’s five drives with park stops that are state renowned for bluebonnets, Indian paintbushes, and cacti blooms. … More Wildflower Heavens
When the election’s got you down this week and you can’t properly express your disapproval, there’s a whole herd of animals that can do it better. … More Today’s Best of #DisappointedAnimals
Proceed at your own risk. Here are the best photos submitted by zoos and zoo lovers nationwide. … More Brutal Best of National Zoo #CuteAnimalTweetOff
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