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Is a Tree Really Dead?

Is a Tree Really Dead?

Dan has called upstate New York home for most of his life. While his tree climbing days are behind him, he is always looking for ways to enjoy himself outdoors. Photo Credit: Dan Lewis I have been a tree climber since a young age. One of my favorite pastimes as a kid...

Connecting to Home

Connecting to Home

My name is Ian. I am finishing my senior year at college, where I was in the American Southwest but now I am back home. I am an outdoor educator currently in central New York. Photo Credit: Jon Tyson on Unsplash With this virus going on things are different. I was...

Walking on Uneven Ground

Walking on Uneven Ground

I am a visual artist (painter, calligrapher, printmaker, book artist) living in Durango Colorado. The inspiration for my art comes largely from time spent in the natural world.       Photo Credit: Louise Grunewald I am writing, hand lettering, and...

Mariposa Lily

Mariposa Lily

I am a lover of life and an explorer of many domains. Photo Credit: Martha Walker

Gila Monster’s Gift

Gila Monster’s Gift

David Gilligan is the Director of Field Studies and Faculty in Natural History and Ecology at Sterling College in Craftsbury, Vermont. He also writes books, articles and songs about our relationship with the natural world. He divides his time between his home in...

Mother Nature is in Charge

Mother Nature is in Charge

Janet Ross has been practicing social distancing since 1977 at her rural retreat in Utah’s redrock country. Lifelong westerner and aspiring author of two books, Janet Ross tells stories about the land and people of the West. Ross is writing Quilting Life and Landscape...

The Ides of March

The Ides of March

Matt Frankel is a Physician and Conservationist who lives in Prescott, Arizona and is the President of the Board of Trustees for the Natural History Institute. Photo Credit: Matt Frankel The ides of March came in with a chill Along with a virus that makes people ill....

(In)sufficiently Grounded

(In)sufficiently Grounded

Randall Amster, J.D., Ph.D., is Teaching Professor and Co-Director of Environmental Studies at Georgetown University. He is the author of books including Peace Ecology (2015), and publishes widely on themes including social and environmental justice, nonviolence,...

Nature – A Peerless Gift

Nature – A Peerless Gift

John lives with his partner Judith and their two dogs, Chloe and Mollie, at Upper Sturt in South Australia. He is 74 years of age, has 2 children and 5 grandchildren. Central to John's life is the daily challenge of harmonizing a love and care of the natural world...

The Empathy of Birds

The Empathy of Birds

Raised by volcanoes in the Ecuadorian Amazon and Andes, I am a writer and educator whose work explores healing and nature in South America. I have an MA in Creative Writing from SUNY Binghamton and an interdisciplinary doctorate in the Humanities from Emory...

Dark Clouds Rising

Dark Clouds Rising

I am a second generation native Arizonan, a retired bookseller, living in Chino Valley, with my wife Nina Perlmutter, taking photographs, and spending too much time reading the news online.     Photo Credit: Tom Brodersen

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