“Hysteresis” by Cara Stoddard It was ice that brought me to this place, although I came by plane, and then skiff, and then kayak. I came to see ice.
“The Weight of the World” by Amy Yee 2021 kicks off the United Nations Decade on Ocean Science. Meanwhile, a local conservation group in Watamu, Kenya races to save endangered sea turtles—by enlisting human allies.
The award is given annually for a published nature essay that presents vivid, first-hand, scientifically accurate accounts of aspects of nature and honors the writing form and approach of naturalist John Burroughs.
The John Burroughs Association notes that the winning essay will be announced in early 2021. The award celebration and luncheon is the first Monday in April.