Birds, Crabs and Humans

Birds, Crabs and Humans

Florida. What in the world do humans and red knot shore birds have in common? Horseshoe crabs. Really? I remember horseshoe crabs as a kid washing up on the Long Island shore. These cool looking crabs are one of the few living fossils surviving today, having been...
Mushroom Clubs?

Mushroom Clubs?

North Carolina. Spotting these cool orange mushrooms on a recent walk in Tryon, NC, I wonder are they are edible? What is their name and do people actually eat mushrooms they find in the wild? With over 14,000 species of mushroom, I may never figure out what these...
Farmed or Wild?

Farmed or Wild?

Australia. The view of a salmon farm from our single engine plane high above the waters of Tasmania looks pretty cool and well, pristine. So why when I ask theĀ  restaurant server “is the salmon farmed or wild” do I order something else if the answer is...
Takefumi or Fumitake?

Takefumi or Fumitake?

Korea. Flying from Atlanta to Seoul, Korea takes about 14 hours (coming home it took about 15). About half way thru our flight one of the flight attendants pulled out a piece of rounded bamboo and set it on the floor. She invited us to walk over it to massage our...