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Tick Attack

Tick Army

The tick army is formidable this year! After a heavy snow pack this winter, the ticks are out in full force.  They are already invading the woods and grassy areas we love to visit in the summer. 493 more words


Risk Management: Using Safety Circles

Our regular Wednesday morning Mushrooms hike with toddlers and caregivers is not taking place tomorrow, due to training in Maine.  As part of gearing up for our adventures creating summer journals with Sprouts & Seedlings (age 3-11), this week we have had to climb trees, use sharp tools, work together in the rain, wear bug nets, cook over wood fires, sword fight with sticks, and do tick checks. 450 more words



Everyone wants to be a hero or wants to know one. That is not to say you have to stick your neck out for trouble. When it comes to heroism, there’s a fine line between bravery and folly. 359 more words


THE HUNTER AND THE PREY: Outdoor Safety Tips for Women

Remembering the way my grandfather used to talk gently to the goats he reared back then, cajoling the unfortunate one before it is butchered and used during those festive periods. 453 more words


Take a Friend Snowmobiling Day

Want to learn how you can explore New York’s more than 10,000 miles of snowmobile trails this winter? The New York State Snowmobile Association and Grafton Trail Blazers snowmobile club are teaming up with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation at the Grafton Lakes State Park 30th Annual Winter Festival Saturday, January 24th, for “Take a Friend Snowmobiling” day.  304 more words


Mobile phones for the outdoors

The argument about mobile phones and their use in the outdoors has been raging since mobiles became common, and I imagine that it’ll continue for some time to come. 538 more words


Summer Safety Around the Yard

It is now time to seal up, trap up, and clean up to prevent rodent infestation. As you’re clearing out clutter, fill any gaps or holes inside and outside your home. 349 more words

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