Category Archives: Connecting to Nature

Los Ojos de la Naturaleza The Eyes of Wildness

Editado por Alli Redfield Platter y Luz Toledo de Instituto Jovel, San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico Observar la naturaleza es un proceso de descubrimiento, De encontrar la cuenta detrás de lo que se ve, Entender más y ser tejido en la … Continue reading

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Acorns to Oaks

Originally published in September 2013 How many acorns will survive and become mature oaks?  Even if none survive, the project will not be a failure, but a success, because the land had someone caring for its future. There is a … Continue reading

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Winter Birds

All photos by Old Naturalist Download the Winter Birds response sheet. Answer the questions using the text below. Click here for the Winter Birds PDF. Not all northern birds migrate south for the winter. A few birds eliminate the dangers … Continue reading

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Orquideario La Encantada Oaxaca Aventuras # 2

Cerca del pueblocito de Huayapam en el estado de Oaxaca, Méxíco es un tesero escondido. Se maneja por un camino de tierra y detrás de una puerta se encuentra una reserva de orquídeas, se llama, ‘Orquideario La Encantada’. Nuestro guía … Continue reading

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La Gente de las Nubes – The Cloud People

Hace cinco años, tuve el honor de visitar el taller de Jacoba y Mária Ángeles, de San Martín Tilcajete, un pueblito en el estado de Oaxaca, Mexico. Son artistas que tallan y pintan alebrijes, criaturas mágicas de madera. A los … Continue reading

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Spring Is Cancelled – Nature is not!

Thanks to all of the contributors to this post: Sabrina Harvey, Mary Goehle, Jules Ikhaml, and Jenny Boldt. Many of us living in the North Country are pretty sure that Spring is not going to come. But, there are those … Continue reading

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Road Less Traveled

Photos and text by Josh Lewandowski and Hue (pronounced Way) Dao. Follow Josh and Hue’s  yearlong adventure:     @joshlewandowski    @hue2go You know the pictures, the ones with high-top econolines, moneyed sprinters, and colored vanagons perched precariously on lonely canyon rims or … Continue reading

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Winter Nature School – Mystery Hike # 3

This week on our nature hike, we will look for a number of mysteries that need to be solved. What to Do: 1. Participate virtually by watching the YouTube video below. 2, Take a screen shot or a sketch of … Continue reading

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Imbolc- From Darkness Towards the Light

Imbolc, Candlemas or Groundhog’s day has always been one of my favorites because the light returns in the seasonal cycles that earth travels in. It is the hope of springtime and warmth. A time to begin planning and planting and … Continue reading

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Discover Something Wonderful

Little Miracles – Holly Einess Sometimes I get to spend time with a creature that seems too cool to be real. While walking at the MN Landscape Arboretum last July I glimpsed a hovering something drinking nectar from swamp milkweed … Continue reading

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