Drawing of a Nature Journal

Nature Study Class: Keeping A Nature Journal & Recording Observations

I know that keeping a nature journal sounds pretty straightforward, but depending on your goal you can turn it into more than just a journal. One of the objectives for this class is to help participants look closer at the world around them. With this in mind I’d like to help make your journal a […]

Nature Study Program – 2nd Installment, Mapping Where You Are

In the first nature study post, I talked about finding a ‘sit spot’; someplace near where you live or work where you can spend some uninterrupted time observing the natural world. Your spot doesn’t have to be remote or in an undeveloped area. Quite the opposite – I would like your sit spot to someplace […]

Nature & Outdoor Activities Page and More Resources

If you hover your mouse over the programs tab on the top menu, you will see a new page: Activity Write-Ups and Outdoor Info.  I’ve written a number of articles in the past few years about teaching and leading groups outdoors.  There are resources, activities and teaching suggestions & ideas for parents, teachers and group […]

A Meditation on Early Spring

This is a writing exercise I did at a retreat over the weekend – we were charged with meditating on and writing about spring. —————————————————————– On a cold, rainy spring day, I walk along a wooded path enveloped in the Earth’s awakening: a panoply of bird songs; water droplets hanging from burgeoning buds; the soft […]

Windows on Wildlife: The Sounds of Bats, A Great Horned Owl & Coyote Pack

Welcome to the 35th edition of the Windows on Wildlife Blog Carnival! If you have a recent post or photo about wildlife you’d like to share (it can be anything: birds, insects, mammals…) scroll down to the end of the post and add your site. I will compile and post a summary of all additions the following […]

Family Tracking and Signs of Nature Programs

This Saturday September 16, I will be leading a series of 1/2 hour programs for families on tracking and nature study, at Blackstone River State Park, in Uxbridge, MA. The programs will run from 12:30 – 2 PM, and are appropriate for families with children of all ages. For more information, feel free to contact […]

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