For Arnoldia, the journal of the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard. On the life of botanist and forager Marie Mellinger (1914-2006), her archival collection of recipes made with wild-foraged foods, histories of foraging, and the presence of plants and women's lives in the archives.
For Sierra magazine. Billionaires are flying to space in fossil-fueled rockets to escape the carbon-laden atmosphere and enjoy a few minutes of microgravity. Meanwhile, the highest temperatures ever recorded are searing the earth.
For Lapham's Quarterly. While modern astronomy has widened our understanding of the universe, this scientific culture has severed our deep intimacy with the cosmos.
Selected by Sy Montgomery for The Best American Science & Nature Writing 2019.