Welcome to Discovering Nature, online nature journal of Janet Goodrich. I have a doctorate in English and have authored one book, but these days my main occupation is home schooling my children.
Over the last year (2011-12), I’ve become interested in photography and I plan to use this space for photos, readings and reflections on what I’m learning about nature. I’m a native northeasterner, but only recently have my eyes been opened to the beauty and diversity of my region. I’m indebted to Anna Botsford Comstock’s Handbook of Nature Study for helping me and my family get started on a journey of discovery that promises to be a lasting one.
As for camera equipment, most of the pictures here are taken using a Canon EOS Rebel t3i, a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM telephoto lens, and a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens for wider-angle pictures. I also have a Canon SX130 IS point-and-shoot with 12X zoom, but my daughter uses it most of the time now.
I’ve blogged since 2007 at Across the Page, where I accumulated quite a few nature study posts before deciding to to create Discovering Nature. I welcome your thoughts and comments on the posts here. Thank you for stopping by, and come again soon!