Peter Raven

THIMPHU, Bhutan–Dr. Peter Raven, Trustee of the National Geographic Society and Chairman of the National Geographic Committee for Research and Exploration, reflects on a poem he read at an event to celebrate a hundred years of National Geographic coverage of Bhutan. I was moved to include Mary Oliver’s poem in the remarks I made for...

I really wish I could participate personally in this Golden Gate BioBlitz, because I grew up in San Francisco and became fascinated with nature – first mainly insects, then plants – in the City and around the Bay Area, from the 1940s onward. 


There is no area more fascinating in its biology, with many differences...

I really wish I could participate personally in this Golden Gate BioBlitz, because I grew up in San Francisco and became fascinated with nature – first mainly insects, then plants – in the City and around the Bay Area, from the 1940s onward. 


There is no area more fascinating in its biology, with many differences...