Transitions by Jennifer Schlick

Transitions by Jennifer Schlick

Change is inevitable. Night becomes day. Winter gives way to spring. Caterpillars turn into butterflies, eggs into baby birds, acorns into mighty oaks, seedpods into clouds of fluff. I close my eyes in the dark and wake up with the sun streaming in my window. The...
Tracking by Katie Finch

Tracking by Katie Finch

One of my favorite things to do on winter walks is look for animal tracks. Creatures can hardly avoid leaving their mark in the winter snow. I headed out on a short walk at lunch, without agenda or destination but curious to see who was about in this winter weather...
Dead Things by Sarah Hatfield

Dead Things by Sarah Hatfield

I have a sign that says “if people bring you dead things and it gets you excited, you might be a naturalist.” It is part of campaign that the National Association for Interpretation is running, but that one made me laugh, and is quite accurate so I printed it and hung...
The Shape of Water by Katie Finch

The Shape of Water by Katie Finch

The Shape of Water is a phrase scrolling on my social media feed. It is the title of a current movie. I’m not sure of the movie plot but I find the phrase intriguing. It conjures up an image of water in a glass. If the glass were to suddenly disappear, water would...