Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Category “Nature Photography”

For the Beauty of the Earth

Wednesday, 25 June, 2014

Despite the scriptures and heritage of the restored gospel, Mormons are not generally considered by themselves or others to be environmentalists. Part of this has to do with American politics and the unfortunate association of environmental concerns with liberal politics. I would prefer to think that conservatives can value conservation, that prudent use and preservation…

Environmental Education Conference

Thursday, 27 September, 2012

Utah Society for Environmental Education will be conducting their annual conference at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge near Brigham City, Utah.   The building has a beautiful learning center, introductory film, and paved walkways into the wetlands to observe a diversity of wildlife. The Conference is Friday & Saturday October 5 & 6.  They host…

Review of Disney’s Chimpanzee

Monday, 23 April, 2012

I hope all of you had a wonderful Earth Day this past weekend. I just thought I’d post a brief review of Disney’s new documentary Chimpanzee which is out in theaters now, released last weekend in honor of Earth Day. (After all, Disney and Mormons go together like ice cream and cake, right?) A portion…

Give Xeriscaping a Chance

Tuesday, 26 July, 2011

Does being environmentally friendly mean that you have to have an ugly lawn? Most people think so, but this is not necessarily so. Xeriscaping (prounounced like “zero-scaping”) is a grass-roots movement (pun intended) to landscape your home with plants that don’t require much additional water beyond the natural climate the house is in. For those…

Aquascaping: the Art of Underwater Gardening

Wednesday, 15 June, 2011

I’ve been feeling the itch to develop a new hobby and I think I’m going to try my hand at freshwater aquascaping. Aquascaping is the art of arranging plants, rocks, and driftwood into beautiful underwater landscapes. It’s one of those rare art forms that blends science, nature, and design all in one. Some of the…