What Lies Beneath

There’s always more to nature than meets the eye. Scurrying to the neighborhood caffeine dispensary, we might admire a sidewalk border of fleecy lamb’s ear, assuming we’re not looking at our smartphone, but fail to realize we’re passing an entire community—beetles, a toad, ants, a vole, a skink, centipedes, and spiders—without so much as a wave hello. Our buzzing, pinging, tweeting, attention-seeking, twenty-first-century life prioritizes exaggerated over subtle, flashy over inconspicuous, ephemeral over enduring.  No wonder the virtual world so often obscures our view of the biological one. 

Recently, City Creatures Editor Gavin Van Horn asked if I’d be willing to take on…

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