A biology and photography website
by Alan M. Spevak, M.A., Ph.D.
Spring 2017 ESU Schedule of Dr. Spevak(click on spring icon)
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
-from The New Collosus by Emma Lazarus 1883
“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the opulent and respected stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions;
whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges…”
Let Us Beat Swords into Plowshares, a sculpture by Evgeniy Vuchetich in the United Nations Art Collection
And He will judge between the nations, and will decide concerning many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. - Isaiah 2:4
Sandy Beach © 2017 alan m spevak
A Sandy Beach In April
by David Harris
I stood on a sandy beach
on an April weekend.
The sun was shining bright
on each wave
that carried its reflection in.
The sky in the west
was filled with mottled clouds
and on occasional breaks;
the sun’s rays peaked through.
An easterly breeze
lifted the sand into little swirls
and carried them a short while
before depositing them down again,
as I walked along a sandy beach in April.
Dogwood Blossoms © 2017 alan m spevak
Under a Rock - below are some creatures I found on my
property in central Pennsylvania lifting up rocks.
garter snake(Thamnophis sirtalis ) ring-necked snake(Diadophis punctatus) small, but actually slightly venomous brown snake (Storeria dekayi)
wolf spider with egg case ants with eggs
ants with cocoons queen ants( black with wings-compare to brown worker on left)
a feral kitten a feral cat
Ecology Lab Fall 2015 at Cranberry Bog l-r: Danielle,Tequoiya,Chris,Stephanie,Clay,Jess,Jazmin,Tabby(2x),Taylor,Sarah,Claudia,Shakera,Taylor,Kristina,Tom,Susan,Jilean,Nikki
Slimy salamnder (really... Plethodon glutinosus) Redback salamander (Plethodon cinereus) American toad (Anaxyrus americanus) Wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)
(Special thanks to Dr. Thomas LaDuke for his help in amphibian identification.)
Ecology lab field trip
A&P II Lab Class Photos Spring 2014
Worthy Causes -ways to help those in need world-wide
Poems by various poets
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fallen birch leaf changing to fall colors mushrooms emerging