Category Archives: Nature Guardians

Field of Dreams

Jim Cotton and Kim Puckett live on less than an acre of land along the foggy coast of Humboldt County, California. Below they share their story, by living their commitment to the Earth. My father passed on the values of … 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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Changing the World – One birdwatcher at a Time

Posting and photos by Amy Simso Dean I want to change the world. But how can one introverted, bird nerd from Minnesota inspire world environmentalism? I am no John Muir or Rachel Carson. My answer (or at least I hope … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned at the Prairie – Year 22

Lessons learned at the prairie:  ” Nature can balance the rough places inside you.” Lessons  learned at the Prairie: “Let the beauty go deep into your bones”. Lessons learned at the Prairie: ” Every living thing has a unique vibration. … Continue reading

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Saving the Planet, One Weed at a Time

For the past 21 years, four of us have transformed an abandoned lot into a native prairie.  The project has given us an opportunity to express ourselves as guardians of the Earth.  What would our Earth be like, if all … Continue reading

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Walking on Sacred Land

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

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Walking in Two Worlds

Editor’s Note: The wildness of Antarctica, the Chilean Andes and the desert lands of the Atacama in Northern Chile had a deep impact on many of the travelers. Hopefully, you will feel the raw emotion in the poetry and the … Continue reading

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The Eye of the Whale

It was 43 years ago that I was a whale researcher in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec, Canada. After 6 months of living and breathing whales for 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, I crossed over into … Continue reading

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Bird woman of the forest

  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

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Wilderness Summer – Walking into the Future

This is the 2nd in a series of millenials who are seeking careers in environmental studies. Marra Clay is a Hopkins School District (MN) graduate. Below is Marra’s story: This summer I have an internship through the Environmental Studies department … Continue reading

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