Tag Archives: nature

Snake vs. Frog: An Epic Battle

Early this fall, my husband and I were hiking at our local conservation area, when I noticed something dramatic happening on the path. Usually, when you see a garter snake, it is only for a moment, as it slithers quickly … Continue reading

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“That Don’t Impress Me Much”

From the first time we try to convince our toddlers that the toy INSIDE the cardboard box is, in fact, the real present, we are imposing our value system on them. We tell them what is important, what is interesting, … Continue reading

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Trails for what ails you

I don’t tend to see things in black in white. I believe most issues are complicated, thorough evidence can be hard to come by, and valid arguments often exist on both sides of a debate. But in this case…I’m going … Continue reading

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Malleable Landscapes

Many animals are engineers. Beavers build dams, spiders build webs, termites build mounds, and humans build houses, bridges, log cabins, towers, and monuments. Small humans build snow forts, tree houses, lego castles, and blanket and clothespin hideouts. I’ve always been … Continue reading

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The Pinterest Illusion

The internet is teeming with lonely, exhausted mom bloggers (*lifts hand*). At times, it feels like the internet is our only connection to other adults. As such, we turn to it for support, for advice, for inspiration, and for company. … Continue reading

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The other day (the other day), I met a bear (I met a bear).

The best way, they say, to see large wildlife in Algonquin Park, is to look for a long line of cars parked on Highway 60. This has been my experience in 30-plus years of camping in Ontario. The line of … Continue reading

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Healthy Parks, Healthy People: The Nature Prescription

This past week, I attended a conference called “Healthy Parks, Healthy People.” I like attending events like this, and being surrounded by people who genuinely understand the importance of time in nature, not just from an academic standpoint, but also … Continue reading

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