islandparent Nature Notes

Tag: Nature Notes

Putting Leaf to Paper

Years ago, whenever my family went travelling, my parents encouraged both my brother and me to keep a travel journal. We would write about...

Grounding in Place

Living through this time of COVID-19 is a unique experience for all living beings on the earth. We are encouraged to spend time in...

Birds of a Feather

During these times of uncertainty I have been taking comfort in the things that remain constant in the world around us. The birds are...

Sense-sational Nature Exploration

Our senses are tools we use every day to observe our surroundings. They shape how we experience the world and how we connect with...

Tucked-In Turtles

How Western Painted Turtles survive the winter This winter, did you feel like going into hibernation? We can deal with the cold by turning up...

What’s Out in Winter?

Late winter isn’t usually considered the best time of year to get out in nature. The days are short, the air is chilly, and...

The ‘Dead’ of Winter

The cold weather has arrived along with the need to grab an extra sweater in the morning, frost glistening on spider webs, and of...

Screen Time in Green Time

When I was 16 years old and earned my Novice (N) driver’s license, I got my first cell phone. With an N, you can...
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Aug/Sept 2020

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Raising an Extrovert

(When Small Talk Scares You) I am a textbook introvert, with a generous helping of social anxiety thrown in that makes me cautious with interpersonal...

Worth the Wait

When your friends and acquaintances have kids the same age as yours, a common topic of conversation is whether or not said kids have...

6 Ways to Survive the Start of School

The start of school might feel like it’s a world away, but I know, after starting three of our children in school over the...