Wonders of Nature

My life was pure bliss. I have always loved nature.  And  my husband, Tom,  and I lived on a beautifully wooded,  two acre piece of property that was just surrounded by it. Barred owls and various species of hawks and other birds were regulars in our trees. Hummingbirds and butterflies filled our gardens. Animals such as turtles and squirrels visited … Read More

September is National Wilderness Month

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On August 31st, 2016, President Obama once again signed a document proclaiming September as National Wilderness Month. National Wilderness month was started, in part, to recognize the anniversary of The Wilderness Act, which was signed into law in 1964 as a means to protect certain lands in our country as wilderness areas.  Congress has now designated more than 106 million … Read More

11 Websites to Help you ID Insects

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Many people who really love the outdoors are still unreasonably bugged by bugs. And although mosquitoes, no-see-ums, deer flies and other biting insects can certainly make outdoor activities unpleasant, most other garden insects are relatively harmless and some are even beneficial insects. So instead of trying to get rid of all of the bugs in your yard, why not get … Read More

10 Reasons there will be Trees in Heaven

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Oh course, none of us really knows what happens after we die. But I have this theory about Heaven. I think that if there is a Heaven, then it will be filled with everything that we took the time to love and appreciation in this lifetime. If you love something, then you get to spend eternity with it. So when … Read More

Hurricane Hummingbirds

Albert Einstein once said “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” On the morning of Sunday, September 5th, 2004, when 75 mph winds from hurricane Frances were ravaging Brevard County, Florida we all had the opportunity to decide which way we … Read More

How I Became a Nature Nerd

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I’ve always liked nature and wildlife but my interest really took off back in the early 1970’s. My mother came home from a trip to Oklahoma and told me that my Aunt Fran (aka Miss Fran from Story Land if you grew up out there) had her yard certified as a National Wildlife Federation (NWF)Backyard Wildlife Habitat . Knowing my … Read More

Be Still and Know…..

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“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence.” –Mother Theresa There are some places on this earth that affect everyone in an almost spiritual way. Whether the places actually have spiritual energy, or are just so awe-inspiring and beautiful that they turn visitor’s thoughts to God is of … Read More

Inspired by Nature

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Nature has always been a very important part of my life thanks, in part, to the influence of my parents. When we were kids, my mother would take us to a beautiful little patch of woods (The Mount) where we could walk on shady, leaf-covered paths and learn about all of the wonders of nature. Sometimes, she would collect leaves … Read More

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