Nature + Environment

Two Biologists and A Boy: Slowness in Spring

Spring. Green shoots of grass jut from beneath their matted, hay-like predecessors. A confused flicker jackhammers the top of a streetlight to entice a mate. From across the cul-de-sac comes Ted Baker, carrying a six-pack en route to meet Jimmy Sutton out on the back green space, three doors down. If that doesn’’t confirm a shift in seasons, the fact…

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Perched in front of the camera is a blue, stuffed “Giardia” a friend sent me last year. It has become a part of Dylan’’s stuffy collection, interacting regularly with Sushi, the squirrel monkey, and Sweet Pea, the panda.