Nature Journaling Example Pages

A year ago, I posted New to Nature Journaling. Because many of us find ourselves with a little more extra time as the world around us shuts down to prevent the spread of COVID-19, I thought I’d share some examples of pages from my journal to inspire your own practice… May you continue to feel […]

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Birding Like Buddha

I used to think I was a birder. I took an ornithology class in college, kept a life list, and memorized Latin names. Then on a camping trip one year at Torreya State Park in northern Florida, I was laying in the pop-up reading when I heard the most delightful bird song. It was a […]

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Almost Anthro Appetizer

Introducing… Almost Anthro Appetizers! A new blog post format in which I will share bite-sized tidbits. Food for thought. A little something to tide you over. Maybe a main course will follow- maybe not. Here we go! Anthropomorphism… A) Is entirely inevitable and, B) Exists only if you buy into the dichotomy between humans and […]

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Beavers: Revisited

The last time I blogged about beavers, about a year ago, I wasn’t even sure I’d seen one. It’s been a crazy ride in the World of Beaver Belief! Over the course of the past year, I have observed beavers regularly and taken detailed notes of each encounter. I see anywhere between one and four […]

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Trees are Our Teachers

A couple months ago, I had the song ‘I Love Nature’ by Joe Reilly stuck in my head. The line ‘trees are our teachers’ was on loop in my brain. I had also spent a day earlier that same week talking to high school students about monitoring tree phenology for a citizen science project. “You […]

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Hiking Meditation

“Go out in the woods, go out. If you don’t go out in the woods, nothing will ever happen and your life will never begin.” -Clarissa Pinkola Estes We should heed this advice more often. We can find plenty of reasons to avoid the woods: heat, cold, rain, ticks, the intimidating intensity of a raw […]

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