Lukas Guides
Explorations at the frontiers of natural history and language.

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Jul
18
wind in hair

The World Passes Through Us

We don't simply encounter the world; the world encounters us.
5 min read
Jul
11
fly on flower

Spit and Lap

A disgusting but efficient way of eating
3 min read
Jul
04
Yellow-pine chipmunk

Chipmunk Unmentionables

Why we don't talk about chipmunk identification
3 min read
Jun
27
cottonwoods along river

Hot Air and Fluff

Blowing in the wind and causing problems
3 min read
Jun
20
serviceberry leaf

A Single Leaf

Exploring the naturalist's mind
3 min read
Jun
13
Route of the Hiawatha bike trail tunnel

Route of the Hiawatha and More

Adventuring on the Crown Jewels of America's Rails-to-Trails
6 min read
Jun
06
Nature's Original Diaper Service

Nature's Original Diaper Service

Keeping Things Clean Around the Nest
3 min read
May
30
traffic jam

Wearing Tires

And Living in a Worn-Out World
4 min read
May
23
spider web

Reading the Spider Verse

A World Wide Web of Data
4 min read
May
16
dragonfly head

Dragonfly Head-Arresting System

Solving for the Problems of Flight
4 min read