• Bake Oven Knob Vista, Pennsylvania
  • Delaware Water Gap
  • Wolf Rocks
  • Wind Gap, Pennsylvania

Jurassic Austen: Bellopteryx sorori, aka Jane Bennet

 Bellopteryx sorori Common name: Jane Bennet Description: Bellopteryx sorori was so beautiful that she was sometimes confused for an angel. She had a disposition to match: kind, generous, forgiving, and seeing the best in all the dinosaurs around her. Even … Continued

Jurassic Austen’s new heroine: Catherine Morland, aka Novellalectora ingenuus

Novellalectora ingenuus Common Name: Catherine Morland Description: Awkward in her youth, N. ingenuus became a rather pretty dinosaur as a young adult. She was sweet-natured and trusting, but also looking for some adventure, as any heroine would. Range: Catherine Morland … Continued

Jurassic Austen goes naval: Nauticolophus fidelum, aka Captain Wentworth

Nauticolophus fidelum Common Name: Captain Wentworth Description: N. fidelum was a remarkably fine dinosaur, with great personal advantages. In a crowd of dinosaurs, there was no mistaking him. Range: N. fidelum thrived in marine environments worldwide, distinguishing himself by besting … Continued

Jurassic Austen Day 2: Marianne Dashwood, aka Diplosororia dramatis

Jurassic Austen stomps along for a second day! Diplosororia dramatis Common name: Marianne Dashwood Description: D. dramatis was a striking dinosaur with a brilliant complexion and sparkling eyes. Taller than her elder sister Elinor (Diplosororia pragmatis), she could also be distinguished by a tendency for … Continued

On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy: Harpers Ferry

In honor of National Trails Day, I’m posting the final entry in “On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy.” I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the views and sights along the trip taken by Darcy and Elizabeth in Boots & Backpacks. … Continued

Good Company to be had at the JASNA Pittsburgh Austen Festival

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Recently I had the pleasure of spending the day with “clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation” at the JASNA Pittsburgh chapter 2015 Austen festival: On the Road with Jane Austen: Travel, Translation and Transformation. It started … Continued