Author Archives: Lawrence Wade

Time of the Grasshoppers

Thanks to Amelia Ladd for her beautiful pen and ink sketches. Time of the Grasshoppers    For the past 20 years I have been working with 2nd graders studying grasshoppers. When you spend as much time as I have in … Continue reading

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13 Rays of Hope for Our Future

A workshop developed by ArtStart director, Carol Sirrine, challenged 13 students to create an “Earthly Shrine” that honored the wonders of nature and addressed the impact that humans have had on the Earth. The artists/naturalists ranged in age from 14-17 … Continue reading

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Honoring the Earth Through Art

ArtStart director, Carol Sirrine and the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge sponsored 13 serious artist/naturalists. Their charge was to create art through the lens of nature using various mediums. The Minnesota River flooded trails in the refuge. A serendipitous hiking experience… … Continue reading

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Touch the Sky

Photos and text by Julie, Jim, Curran Ikhaml, and the Old Naturalist. The town of Luverne is in the Southwestern corner of Minnesota and is a very interesting areas for a naturalists, geologists, and historians.  The Ikhamls take us on … Continue reading

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Sights and Sounds of Spring 2018

Please Note: The Spring bird and frog recordings only works using Safari as your browser. The wonder of Spring is finally upon us. If you can learn a few Spring calls, it makes the experience even more glorious. Below are … Continue reading

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Hidden Gem – Coon Rapids Dam

I have lived in the Twin Cities for 30 years and have never visited Coon Rapids Dam until last weekend. What a treasure! A lot of birdwatchers, photographers with ultra long lens, families, and bicyclists. Many thanks to Jane Ball … Continue reading

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Land Untouched by Humans

Spending a few days up on the Gunflint trail, North of Grand Marais, MN changed my emotional outlook. We did not have all of the comforts of suburban life. We became more a part of nature rather than observers from … Continue reading

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Eyes of Wildness

Observing nature is a process of discovery – of finding the story behind what you are seeing – of SEEing more and so finding yourself woven into the story as well. Over the past week I have been tracking the … Continue reading

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Borneo – Out of Sight!

Text and photos by Gary Friedrichsen. Other photos by Robert Lockett.   I feel extremely blessed to have visited many parts of this amazing planet, and been awed by the grandeur of both human and natural wonders. But after a … Continue reading

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My Yard is the Garden of Eden

All photos and text by Celeste Rouse   Why am I so obsessed with Nature? Because it breathes life into me, it encourages me, it embraces me and gives me permission to take time to listen. To listen to the … Continue reading

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