Fairy slipper orchid (Calypso bulbosa) on Mount Tamalpais, Mill Valley, California by Betsey Crawford
Tall purple fleabane (Erigeron peregrinus) with butterflies in Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada by Betsey Crawford
A wild rose, Rosa woodsii, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho by Betsey Crawford
Douglas-iris-iris-douglasiana-Ring-Mountain-Tiburon-California-by-Betsey-Crawford
fairy-slipper-orchid-calypso-balboa-Mount-Tamalpais-State-Park-Mill-Valley-California-by-Betsey-Crawford
esert-prickly-pear-cactus-opuntia-phaeacantha-Corona-Arch-trail-Moab-Utah-by-Betsey-Crawford.
Pacific-trillium-trillium-ovatum-Baltimore-Canyon-Larkspur-California-by-Betsey-Crawford
Tall Purple Fleabane Erigeron Peregrinus With Butterflies Waterton Lakes National Park Alberta By Betsey Crawford
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woods-rose-rosa-woodsii-Coeur-d-Alene-Idaho-by-Betsey-Crawford

Welcome to The Soul of the Earth

I love to look deeply into the great beauties and intricacies of our planet, especially her gorgeous wildflowers, and to bring back the news I find there. Join me in my explorations of nature’s exquisite creations, of the deep time of her history, of the ways people are preserving and reclaiming her treasures.

Staying power: the complexities of homeostasis

I was going to write an essay about the Earth Charter but got derailed by a line in a news article. The charter is a blueprint for a way forward, setting forth sixteen principles, four in each of four pillars. Respect and care for the community of life; ecological integrity; social and economic justice; and democracy, nonviolence, and peace. I ...
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Welcome to The Soul of the Earth

I love to look deeply into the great beauties and intricacies of our planet, especially her gorgeous wildflowers, and to bring back the news I find there. Join me in my explorations of nature’s exquisite creations, of the deep time of her history, of the ways people are preserving and reclaiming her treasures.

Staying power: the complexities of homeostasis

I was going to write an essay about the Earth Charter but got derailed by a line in a news article. The charter is a blueprint for a way forward, setting forth sixteen principles, four in each of four pillars. Respect and care for the community of life; ecological integrity; ...
Read More
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