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Story, photos, and artwork by James Gregory, Plymouth, MN. This the second submission Jim has made. To see more of Jim’s artwork and the work of his wife, Kristina go to: www.oldnaturalist.com/sharing-art-from-the-heart-of-the-earth/ “While skiing across frozen Parker’s Lake right … Continue reading
A true story by Eric Wickiser and the Old Naturalist. Only the names have changed. One day weasel and deer mouse traveled to one of the canyons in the Badlands of South Dakota to connect with the spirits of the … Continue reading
This is the 3rd in the series about millenials who are following their passion for nature and the Earth. Nicole Krauss is a graduate of Wayzata High School in Minnesota. Here is Nicole’s story: “I am going into … Continue reading
Many thanks to Grace Sheely for sharing this wonderful story. On the morning of September 2, 2014, I was thinking of all the students heading back to school and the excitement of their first day. My brooding thoughts were deeper … Continue reading
After an hour of exploring the backwaters of the creek, I turned towards shore and I saw a muskie following about 6 feet behind me. When I turned toward it, the muskie did not move away. This 3 foot fish … Continue reading
Stories of guardianship and caring for the Land A Snapping Turtle in a Bit of a Predicament by Linnea Palmstrom. Linnea will be a Freshman at UCSB. Previously, she contributed another story about rescuing some turkey eggs from flooded Nine … Continue reading
“In the heart of Minnetonka you can find solitude and a connection between earth and sky, if you seek it”. Photos and text by Dale Antonson If you live in Minnetonka and have yet to experience the serenity of … Continue reading
We can not predict climate change (global warming) by studying local weather patterns. Thanks to Dr. Lee Frelich, Director of the U. Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology for contributing the graphics and making editing suggestions. Are you thinking what I … Continue reading
Evergreen Park is a small 20 acre park in my town. It is not a destination that most people would be hungry to visit. Last week-end (March 22-23, 2014), I was able to walk in places I had never been … Continue reading
Have you been letting a negative attitude dominate your emotions this winter? It is easy to understand how that could happen with the sub-zero temperatures we have been experiencing; the lack of sunlight; the daily news; the destruction of our … Continue reading