LightSinger .com
A biology and photography website 
by Alan M. Spevak, M.A., Ph.D.
Picture of an Autumn tree with orange, yellow, and green leaves 2017   Schedule of Dr. Spevak - check back later

"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…”
George Washington

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

April Blossoms                                                                                   © 2017  alan m spevak


by Michael Chanteur

I just want to watch the day come in,
And see the creatures that have no sin.
To hear the wind talk to trees
And feel the warm, caressing breeze.

I want to know why a mouse digs there,
And why the swallows churn the air.
Why do sunflowers face the sun,
And why are hydras always young?

How pleasant just to watch and see
The natural lives of vole and bee.
With their daily chores they tell
A secret that is hidden well.

To spend my life in the wild,
Becoming Nature's foster child,
To see her creatures in play and strife,
As they weave the cloth of life.

     Dogwood Blossoms                                                                    
                                                                       © 2017 alan m spevak                                                                                                                                        






revised 5/1/17 


 class photos Fall 2016                                                                                                


    Teaching Evaluations




           Salute to Rio Olympics                  Click on Christ the Redeemer statue over Rio                                    







Other websites by Alan M. Spevak: - main photography website -  photographs, poetry,etc.



















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 










   Ecology lab field trip to Cranberry Bog







East Stroudsburg University Page
A&P I Lab Fall 2013 Class Photos (click on link )                                                           



Mical reading sign to ecology class

 A&P II Lab Class Photos Spring 2014

 Teaching Evaluations

Photographs by Alan Spevak
Famous Photographers - featured great photographers, e.g.Ansel Adams)

This  website has some great wolf photos
plus much about Native American culture.


Video Clips

Worthy Causes -ways to help those in need world-wide


Other Websites by Alan Spevak: - fine art photography, nature poetry, etc. - more nature photographs,etc.

Links and Acknowledgements


Poems  by various poets


Contact Information - Please send questions or comments to




     fallen birch leaf  changing to fall colors                                                                                 mushrooms emerging