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Category Archives: Fall
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
Every Fall, thousands of hawks migrate past Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, in Duluth, MN. Hundreds of bird watchers come for the annual Fall migration. Phil Fitzpatrick is a poet and is writing a book about Hawk Ridge. Phil said … Continue reading
Gatewood Elementary is becoming known as an environmental school in the west suburbs of Minneapolis. 4th grade teachers, Jeremy Hahn and Amanda Van Wye have incorporated environmental studies into their regular science curriculum. For many years, they have brought their … Continue reading
The untouched areas of the Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan provided inspiration and learning for our group of nature seekers. The songs of the forest felt alive in my cells. Never have I felt the natural life … Continue reading
Poets at Gatewood School open their hearts to the changing season. Photos contributed by Gatewood 5th graders. This wonderful student opportunity was funded by the Gatewood PTO. Rob Evers The maple A fallen friend. Decaying slowly Tree huggers crying Rest … 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
Bees, Wasps and Hornets Yellow Jacket Bumblebee – There are over 15 species of bumblebee in MN Honey Bee Bee Fly … Continue reading
Monarchs are one of the few insects to migrate. The monarchs travel over 1700 miles to the Sierra Madre Mountains in Central Mexico. Its a Long Way to Mexico C G The monarchs left … Continue reading
In late October, I was crossing Gray’s Bay, looking for a huge raft of coots that I had seen earlier in the day. Suddenly, the coots were there, but they were “hugging the shoreline” and swimming frantically. They were all … Continue reading