Nature Conversations on the School Commute

Our school commute often turns into a nature conversation. We discuss the weather, the stage of the crop growth, the red-tailed hawks or eagles we see, and anything else we catch a glimpse of out the windows of the van. The other day I mentioned that mourning doves reminded me of fluffy elderly women who […]


“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature Walk: Late July at Eagle Creek

I made it out to Eagle Creek for a nature walk on Saturday. The weather was gorgeous, if just a little on the hot side. But just look at those clouds! My favorite discovery of the day were the bushes of Swamp Rose Mallow in bloom by the reservoir — their pink color went so […]