Discovering Nature


photographWelcome 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!

1 Comment

  1. Janet i <3 your blog on the RTH, and i'm pretty sure – i plan on checking out your other blogs from time to time. My unions with nature are far less involved and this is a good way to see what i cannot otherwise experience.
    i hope to create a few blogs for my girls ( 5 & 7 ) on what they have learned from nature but am not so advanced in setting all that up. I am older thatn you and these girls are my second time around raising.Raising kids at 60 is much more challenging on so many levels. i admire your spirit of education in homeschooling, many here do that as well ( but not me) i am not sure i have the ability to give them what they need in terms of organization and motivation, and skill in the developement of their french language skills. however i hope to do some nature projects. Anyway, i keep showing them the developement of the red-tails and other nature sites, one of them demonstrates a keen interest in nature so i hope to help her develope that into a real devotion.

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