Jeremy Brautman describes the feeling of a “loveliness” of ladybugs, and explains how he decided to try and help the loveliness along.
Scientists aren’t sure why convergent ladybugs huddle together during the winter.
The 23,000 acres around Crystal Springs are prime hiking territory in an urban region desperate for more places to get outdoors. They’re also home to numerous endangered species, and critical to San Francisco’s drinking water supply.
“I am what poet, farmer, essayist and author Wendell Berry might call a placed person, and this is my home.”