Favorite Indiana Field Guides

It comes in very handy to have field guides written specifically for your state or geographic area. It saves many minutes thumbing through books bypassing entries that will never be seen in your area. Here are some of my favorite field guides for Indiana: Indiana Wildflowers by Kay Yatskievych — this is a very thorough […]


“If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside.” — Elizabeth von Arnim, The Enchanted April


“The goal of nature journaling is not to create a portfolio of pretty pictures but to develop a tool to help you see, wonder, and remember your experiences. You can learn to do this. You do not need to be an artist or a naturalist. These are skills you will develop as you go. The […]


“We may think we are nurturing our garden, but of course, it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.” — Jenny Uglow

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 […]