Donna L. Long

Living in the Delaware Valley, I eat food grown in its soil, drink water from the Schuylkill River and live in a house built of Wissahickon fieldstone. This land gives me my life, I owe it.  I wanted to know and understand where I live. I wanted to know its flat places and hills, its rivers, and small streams. I became a naturalist and gardener for these very reasons.

I write about the land that sustains me. I share my observations on the birds, butterflies, and other beings that share my neighborhood with me. When I write, I knit together the bits and pieces of knowledge I know about the place I call home.