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LightSinger .com
A biology and photography website 
by Alan M. Spevak, M.A., Ph.D.
                    
                         
Spring  A blue bird sitting on a branch.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…”
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

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                                                                    
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 class photos Fall 2016                                                                                                

                     

                                                 
 
    Teaching Evaluations

                           

 


                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other websites by Alan M. Spevak:
www.lightsinger.net - main photography website
www.lightsinger.org -  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

 
 


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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.

photos
 

Video Clips

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

 



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

Links and Acknowledgements

Evolution


Poems  by various poets

 

Contact Information - Please send questions or comments to aspevak@lightsinger.com
 

 

 

 


      
     fallen birch leaf  changing to fall colors                                                                                 mushrooms emerging