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In the beginning there was a
small door,
but escape was
less attractive then
than forests full of
undiscovered species
like yourself, you thought.
So many things… 150 more words

Writing

Making a (better) case for forest restoration

November 09, 2014 5:00 am  •  EMERY COWAN Sun Staff Reporter

Two studies published last month reaffirm the benefit of local forest treatment projects from both an economic perspective and an ecological one. 212 more words

Conservation & Lands

Deforestation- whatever that is

By Anna Klucnika

Society is slowly forgetting about deforestation.

That’s not in the sense that we forget it’s happening, but rather forgetting to care. I am one of the few who consciously try to recycle, to use less paper, to switch off lights. 543 more words

Michaelmas 2014

Edge

The edge of the woods … . (Credit: C. Bertelsen)

This morning I woke to see the first snowfall of the year. The pristine whiteness always soothes me, but in the thrill of seeing snow once again, I remember that winter will stay on and on, like an unwanted guest, creating an edginess hard to escape.

Photo 101 challenge, day 18

© 2014 C. Bertelsen

Photography

Review: What Forest Knows by George Ella Lyon

What Forest Knows by George Ella Lyon, illustrated by August Hall

This poetic exploration of the seasons invites young readers into the forest to see what happens to the animals and plants as the seasons change.  It begins with snow, which is something the forest knows well.  It also knows about waiting, so it waits as the animals in the forest sleep and rest during the cold.  Then buds come and creeks run and birds fly and it’s spring.  All of the animals and insects awaken and come out into the growing grass.  Fruit arrives with fall, nuts ready for squirrels to harvest.  Animals eat to survive the next winter.  Finally, there is snow again in the forest and an invitation to make the forest yours too. 162 more words

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