Nature’s Stress Relief by Jeff Tome

Nature’s Stress Relief by Jeff Tome

This article was written in September 2015 and is reprinted. There is really no way to get around stress in your life. Truthfully, there should not be. Stress is what helps us grow and change and learn new things. Sometimes it pushes us to function in ways that we...
Going Native by Jeff Tome

Going Native by Jeff Tome

The sky swings gently above me as I rest in the hammock my kids bought me on a long ago Father’s Day. The tree that is shading me swings back and forth as well, coming in and out of focus with the swaying of the hammock. This is one of the best places to spend time on...
Monarchs by David Lobb

Monarchs by David Lobb

For many, a connection with nature is made at a young age. Today, I can recall one of my first connections to the natural world. It was a third grade science lesson on Monarch Butterflies and pollination. My paradigm began to shift as I learned about the ecological...
Tuning Into Nature by MacKenzie Fanciulli

Tuning Into Nature by MacKenzie Fanciulli

Walking along the trails at the Audubon, the ones I’ve walked so many times this summer, I take in the fresh air and the calming atmosphere of the forest. With each step through the woods, my senses are flooded with the various sights, sounds, and smells of my...
Caterpillars

Caterpillars

If there was any doubt about the diversity of life on Earth, one just need look at caterpillars. The variety of colors, shapes, and pattern of different species is astounding. It is estimated that east of the Mississippi, there are approximately 5,000 different...
A Naturalist’s Year by Jeff Tome

A Naturalist’s Year by Jeff Tome

Every season has its own sound. Summer is the sound of insects buzzing in the fields, of birds chirping in the wee hours of the morning and of hawks screaming in the sky. Imagining those sounds brings memories of camping sunrises with birds all around in a deafening...