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Encourage birding as a lifelong addiction

Published Sept. 15, 2013, in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, “Encourage birding as a lifelong addiction.”

2014 Update: 2014 is Cheyenne – High Plains Audubon Society’s 40th anniversary. 725 more words


The world I would like for Zoe

My first great grandchild, Zoe Margaret, arrived three weeks ago.

Her arrival prompted me to reflect on the world that will be hers – not so much about the world in general but more about the part I hope the nature might play in her life and, indeed, in the lives of those around her. 206 more words


Mother laid tinder for “spark” bird

Published Sept. 23, 2012, in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, “Mother laid tinder for my ‘spark bird’.”

2014 Update: What was your “spark” bird?

By Barb Gorges… 707 more words


The wonders of sheugh water

Killeshandra family fun day

I recently brought lots of water creatures to Killeshandra Family Fun Day . We had great fun looking at water spiders, water boatmen, dragonfly larvae and water scorpions.

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Children And Nature

My Outdoor Classroom

I went on my first hiking trip when I was ten. We just finished grade four and our homeroom teacher, an avid outdoorsman, decided we were ready for a few days in the woods. 653 more words

Camping Musings

The Nature of Freedom

Nature has always been a big part of my life. Even though I grew up in the city, I used to spend most of my summers at my grandparents’. 636 more words

Camping Musings

Children Of The Woodlands

A few weeks back, my mother-in-law brought news of her delight to learn that a great-granddaughter wanted to spend a few days here this summer. Most of FD and my families live in various states across the US. 998 more words