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Noticed in Nature—A Pictorial

A tree-lined creek

Dr. Brynn Hollingsworth, a program officer in NIAID’s Radiation and Nuclear Countermeasures Program, shared a photo taken at Seneca Creek, which proved to be a popular “swimming hole” in summer 2020.

Photo: Brynn Hollingsworth

Black bear

Sabrina Springer of the National Library of Medicine’s reference and web services section provided five images of nature, taken this summer. The first is: Black bear, Wintergreen, Va., in August 2020.

Photo: Sabrina Springer


Sunflower, McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area, Poolesville, Md., in July 2020.

Photo: Sabrina Springer

Tart cherries

Tart cherries, Rock Hill Orchard, Mt. Airy, Md., in June 2020

Photo: Sabrina Springer

colorful moth

Colorful moth, Mechanicsville, Va., in June 2020

Photo: Sabrina Springer

Colorful moth

Colorful moth, Mechanicsville, Va., in June 2020

Photo: Sabrina Springer

For many of us, a great portion of the past year has been spent physically distancing ourselves from all but our closest family and friends. Outdoors may have been one of few respites from the trappings of lockdown or quarantine. 

Acknowledging this year’s unusual circumstances, the Record asked its readers to share images of nature’s beauty, and they haven’t disappointed. Here are several we’ve received in the last few weeks. 

What have you witnessed and captured via camera? Send your images to or and you could see them in future editions.

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

Published 25 times each year, it comes out on payday Fridays.

Associate Editor: Carla Garnett

Staff Writers:

Eric Bock

Dana Talesnik

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