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80 teenagers for a week in the woods Hopkins Field Biology class. Sound a little scary?…… No cell phones or electronics, just being in the woods with kids who were totally open to the beauty that surrounded them….. it made … Continue reading
Lessons learned at the prairie: ” Nature can balance the rough places inside you.” Lessons learned at the Prairie: “Let the beauty go deep into your bones”. Lessons learned at the Prairie: “Do as much as you can to help … Continue reading
Note: The video can only be seen by using Safari. Last week I participated in an ArtStart* project that focused on African biomes. For four days I was blessed to be among 15 creative young adults. Students researched their biome, created … Continue reading
In May 2017, a blue whale was struck by a ship off the coast of Northern California. A few days later the creature washed up on a beach in Bolinas, CA. Do incidents like this mean that the endangered blue … Continue reading
What would happen if you turned off your phone, iPad and other devices and spent time listening and observing nature? This is the challenge I offered up to 4th graders at Cedar Ridge School in Eden Prairie, MN. The students … Continue reading
To see the video of the river, you will need to use your Safari browser. This is the third in a series of stories about a “Sense of Place”, where a person can feel the wonder on nature. This story … Continue reading
Note to Readers: The audio can only be heard using Safari. Turn the volume to its highest setting. This is the second in a series of stories about places where we connect to the Earth. Where our hearts are open and … Continue reading
This is the first in a series of postings about our relationships with the land and the wild places that are in our hearts. Through text and photographs, Dale Antonson shares with readers his connection with Nerstrand Woods. The path … Continue reading
Article and photos by Kelly Shea, who is currently living in Puebla, Mexico, studying Spanish and spending some much needed time as a global citizen. Similar to the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, I find myself here in Mexico … Continue reading
Story, photos, and artwork by James Gregory, Plymouth, MN. This the second submission Jim has made. To see more of Jim’s artwork and the work of his wife, Kristina go to: www.oldnaturalist.com/sharing-art-from-the-heart-of-the-earth/ “While skiing across frozen Parker’s Lake right … Continue reading