Evening Adventures by Katie Finch

Evening Adventures by Katie Finch

Even in the coldest of winter, getting outside is a possibility and, for some, a necessity. Curling up inside is appealing, but after a time I must go out and “get the stink out”. And this time of year, it often means at night. Outside adventures at night are a choice...
No Two Are Alike by Margaret Foley

No Two Are Alike by Margaret Foley

When I was working as an environmental educator in Syracuse, one of my all-time favorite programs to teach was all about a man named Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley. During our program we would teach first graders how as a boy little Willie Bentley loved snowflakes more...
Ripple Effect by Sarah Hatfield

Ripple Effect by Sarah Hatfield

Have you ever tossed a pebble into a pond? Or a stick, or a pine cone… anything really. Those ripples that result continue to go out, and out, and out. And sometimes back in toward the point of origin. The ripple effect is the idea that one action, or word, emotion,...
Mammals in Winter by Emily Rechin

Mammals in Winter by Emily Rechin

When it comes to animals, I have a special spot in my heart for every creature. Whether it is a turtle crossing the road or a spider trapped in my bathtub, I have always been one to help an animal in need. Most of my life, I have interacted with mammals; I am...
Into the Gloaming by Jeff Tome

Into the Gloaming by Jeff Tome

The grass, stiff with frost, crunches under my feet as I walk swiftly along the dimly lit trail. The sun isn’t due to come up for a few minutes. The birds are just starting to wake up, with lazy tweets and chirps coming from the trees and bushes nearby. A deer,...