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Eric Dinerstein's Nature Essays
Eric Dinerstein lives in Cabin John, Maryland, and he frequently visits Monticello Park. Since April, 2013, he has been writing essays about nature for the monthly Cabin John publication The Village News. Eric uses his broad knowledge of the natural world to illuminate the myriad aspects of nature which can be viewed in the Washington metro area. The essays are illustrated by Trudy Nicholson, who also lives in Cabin John.
Eric is the Director of Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions at RESOLVE, a nonprofit organization that forges sustainable solutions to critical environmental, social, and public health challenges by creating innovative partnerships where they are least likely and most needed. He is the head of RESOLVE's Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions program, which combines creative field-oriented approaches to conservation with innovative science and technology to dramatically improve how we monitor and protect endangered wildlife, their habitats and the communities who rely upon them. RESOLVE is currently teaming up with other groups to map a global "safety net" for the planet that would protect and connect 50 percent of the world's land area. The effort was launched and funded by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation as part of a larger $20 million grant that aims to accelerate ocean and land conservation initiatives, indigenous rights, and innovative solutions to the climate crisis.
Previously, Eric was Lead Scientist and Vice President for Conservation Science at the World Wildlife Fund. His areas of specialty include tropical mammals, large mammal biology, biogeography, bats, rhinos, seed dispersal, and community ecology. With the World Wildlife Fund, he led many of the organization's most important scientific projects, including the Global 200 Ecoregions, examples of which form the basis of his book Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations. He is also the author of The Kingdom of Rarities, The Return of the Unicorns: The Natural History and Conservation of the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros and What Elephants Know: A Novel, among other articles and publications.
You can access Eric's essays in PDF format from the list below.
• Kneeling Before the Ground Pine
• A Hovering Falcon
• In Memoriam: Ann Lucy and the Grand Old Trees of Cabin John
• Southern Magnolias in the Flesh
• Spring Tubas, Summer Trumpets
• Nature's Opportunists
• Summer's Dragons
• Musclewood and Moth
• Hardy Birds
• Wild Orchids in Winter
• Redhead Alert
• Wood Ducks on A Wild River
• Hissing Geese, Hungry Snappers
• Loudmouth of the Locks
• Bogeymen of Nature
• Restoring the Monarchy to Cabin John
• Raven's Roost
• Cabin John – Rich in Woodpeckers
• Spring Singers Worth Watching
• Washington and Jefferson's Favorite Fruit
• The Most Beautiful Bird in North America
• Honeysuckle and Hummingbirds
• Plant Bites Dog
• The Mysterious Night Raven of the Canal
• A Holiday Look at Nature