Welcome to the
Wild Ideas nature blog!
Nature holds the key to our aesthetic,
intellectual, cognitive, and even
— E. O. Wilson
Explore nature with me—
Join me in exploring nature and conservation in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and beyond. As a nature writer, photographer, conservationist, and an eternal student of the natural world, my mission is to plumb its mysteries and share what I observe about species' lives and the ecosystems they inhabit—day by day, season by season.
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— Pam Owen
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