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Frocks & Nature Walks

If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I’d do. I’d go out into a great big field all alone or in the deep, deep woods and I’d look up into the sky—up—up—up—into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness.

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Get outside and enjoy the end of summer.

We had a great hike around Kendall Ridge, Maryland on this past Thursday. I bet you have never been there. It was a 2 mile walk – part of the 120 miles of paths in Howard County. 252 more words


Lemurs of Mahamavo

Being in the Mahamavo decidious dry forest for 6 weeks was plenty of time to track down as many lemur species possible for the region. Lemurs are primates that can only be found in Madagascar. 118 more words


Oak Tree Trilogy Part 3 – Buddy’s Oak and Dad’s Question | The Balsamean

Trees get so much attention in this drifting journal, The Balsamean, because they are easier to write about than people are, and trees often make better friends than most people do, and the tree fa… 17 more words

The Balsamean

Monsoon Arrives

Frogs mate during the rainy season.The male starts to croak  to get the attention of female.Hera,a croaking Glandular Bush Frog in-lookout for female

The modern culture has not included frogs in the flagship species list.So,we tend to ignore them quite often.Yet,it plays(played) a key role in human history. 226 more words


the story hunter

The story hunter hadn’t been to this area of the wood for months. The stories had flourished in the absence of their predator. If he stopped moving, and held his breath, he could hear the plot lines rumbling in the soil. 64 more words

Summers in the redwood forest

We are excited to welcome Matthew Brousil to the blog today. Matthew is a graduate student at California Polytechnic State University and to find out more about him, check out his bio at the end of the post.  1,018 more words