Remedy by Sarah Hatfield

Remedy by Sarah Hatfield

Glancing around to ensure that am alone, I back to an invasive honeysuckle bush, drop my pants and crouch to pee. Before I can, a turkey explodes from the brush behind me, startling me to standing, no doubt my white rump as shocking to her as she to me. I laugh and...
Are Those Eggs? by Katie Finch

Are Those Eggs? by Katie Finch

Imagine two scenarios. It’s spring and a group of young kids are outside with an adult leader. They have had a lesson about animals that lay their eggs in water in the spring. They’ve learned about salamander, frog and toad eggs and are now out to see if they...
Peep Peep, It’s Spring! by Carly Polisoto

Peep Peep, It’s Spring! by Carly Polisoto

They say you know spring is here when the peepers start peeping. That’s the Spring Peeper I’m talking about. As you could probably guess they are named the Spring Peeper because they are one of the first frogs to emerge and start calling; and after a long winter their...
What’s in a Name? By Sarah Hatfield

What’s in a Name? By Sarah Hatfield

Ptyxis is a strange word, one that looks foreign and hard to pronounce yet once learned, rolls off the tongue as if you’ve always known it. Pronounced “tik-sis” it refers to the pattern of a folded leaf within a bud of a tree. Tree species have specific ptyxis and can...