Galapagos buddies: Jack and Donna

Buddies II

Vigur Island, Iceland

Stikine River, Alaska

Moraine Lake, Alberta

Briksdal Glacier, Norway

Potomac River smallmouth

At Soldiers Delight...


Day's end

At home...

Variety 14

Ring-necked snake

What's for supper?


Red-backed Salamander from Soldiers Delight Journal REVISITED

Prairie Moon from SDJ REVISITED


We were saddened by the death of Jean Worthley on April 10, 2017, at the age of 92. Among her many achievements, she was instrumental in helping to save the Soldiers Delight NEA, and in calling attention to its beauty throughout her long life. She was not merely a brilliant botanist and teacher, but a kind, intelligent, and compassionate person, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In Jean's honor, the original Hodge Podge Lodge (the "old cabin" setting for her popular children's TV show on Maryland Public Television) was moved to the Irvine Nature Center in Owings Mills. It was re-dedicated "Hodge Podge Lodge II" at a ceremony there on Friday, September 28, 2018.

2016 marked the 25th anniversary of SOLDIERS DELIGHT JOURNAL. To celebrate Soldiers Delight and this occasion, Jack, and photographer Frank Wisniewski, produced a quality photo art book called SOLDIERS DELIGHT JOURNAL REVISITED: A PHOTOGRAPHIC RAMBLE. Striking passages from SOLDIERS DELIGHT JOURNAL have been illustrated by vivid, large-format color photos.

The first printing has sold out. To purchase a copy from the second printing, please call or visit the Soldiers Delight NEA Visitor Center, 5100 Deer Park Road, Owings Mills, MD, during its hours of operation, or e-mail Jack at this website.

Also, visit the Soldiers Delight Conservation, Inc. website for additional details and an audio podcast of Jack's interview with Dan Rodricks. See _____________________________________________

Jack's NEW MILLENNIUM JOURNAL takes his creative non-fiction in a surprising new direction. Sub-titled "Confessions of a Doubter", this book, like his three recent novels, explores the boundaries between hopefulness and despair in an increasingly stressful and perplexing modern world.

PHEASANT ALLEY is Jack's most recent novel. Please see the Fiction page for details.


Jack and Frank: Book launch at Soldiers Delight Visitor Center, November 12, 2016

Home ground...

Two months old

Thirty minutes old

4th of July

Creative Non-Fiction:

In this surprising sequel to the acclaimed Soldiers Delight Journal, Wennerstrom stakes out a quiet place between city and country to study the world past and present.
Natural History/History
A lyrical probe of the upper Potomac River's rich human and natural history, especially its hidden corners and ghostly legacies.
Natural History
A year-long serendipitous walking exploration of a unique prairie environment just seven miles outside Baltimore, Maryland. _____________________________________

Quick Links:To Place a Book Order, Please E-Mail Jack Below

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