23
Dec

Final Walden Biodiversity Report

My final summary report on the groupings of organisms and the people who found them during Walden Biodiversity Days in 2009 and 1998 is finished and…

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25
Nov

Berry Bad Guests: Invasive Aliens at the Dinner Table

In the run-up to Thanksgiving this week Shannon Mullen of National Public Radio interviewed me and Martha Stewart about Oriental Bittersweet, one of the most aggressively…

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07
Jul

Trolling for Leeches

Sometimes you've got to roll up your sleeves - or pants leg - to get the job done, as I was doing to identify leeches in…

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14
Jun

Walden Biodiversity Day

On July 3rd and 4th I'll be leading the second Walden Biodiversity Day, a gathering of top naturalists and field biologists — many of whom participated…

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31
May

Nature Sense

Here are some excerpts from "Nature Sense with Peter Alden" produced by Ernie Sarro. Invasive alien plants are a major threat to America's native plants and…

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02
Jul

On the Road Again

This October I'm leading a trip to the Galapogos for Road Scholar, with several more departures planned for next April and May. There's no doubt the…

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24
Dec

Pretty, but Pushy

I was recently interviewed by Karen Nugent of the Worcester Telegram about a topic near and dear to my heart - invasive alien plants, specifically, a…

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31
Oct

Rolling Down the River

Democratic Candidate for U.S. Congress Niki Tsongas invited me to provide color commentary on environmental issues during her "Rolling Down the River" campaign on the Sudbury…

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28
Sep

Teaming up with Thoreau

The Smithsonian Magazine has a an excellent article this month, Teaming Up With Thoreau by Michelle Nijhuis, that does a beautiful job of conveying what's so…

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17
Jan

Nature Deficit Disorder

Americans seem to know less and care less than ever about the natural world in their environs. As evidenced by the popularity of “action-oriented” nature shows…

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