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. https://donnallong.com/
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