Hope to see you all in Columbus at the annual Wildlife Diversity Conference on March 7th. The program poster is below, and the online registration is found at: https://apps.ohiodnr.gov/wildlife/diversityregistration/
Monday, January 23, 2017
Friday, December 23, 2016
This may seem like an odd topic for this time of year. One might not think a cemetery would be in a Weedpicker's wheelhouse. However, historical cemeteries were often 1 part arboretum, 1 part picnic area and parade ground. These large open spaces set aside within metropolitan areas have often become oasis for wildlife, botany and migratory birds.
Unfortunately it just receive very rough treatment at the hands of vandals. There is no "Allstate" fix for this type of problem. To set things right will take an enormous amount of time and money, and I hope you will consider going here to help out. Even ten dollars would be a start in the right direction.
To read the whole story, please follow this link to the Columbus Dispatch.
|Pine Sisken and Pine Warbler|
Friday, November 25, 2016
Does nature speak to you? It has plenty to say, if only we'll take time to listen: Relax. Reduce your stress levels. Improve your health. Breath easier.
Spend time on a nature trail today. I guarantee shopping in Black Friday crowds will provide none of those health benefits to you.
|White Cedar tree trunk at an Adams County State Nature Preserve|
Go outside and breathe deeply. Find a path awash in fall beauty. Ohio's countless State Parks and State Nature Preserves are calling to you. Or find your oasis in a locally funded county park or land trust preserve.
|The Lyons Falls at Mohican State Park attract hikers from around the world.|
For more information, follow these links to Trust for Public Land and REI- the retailer who has closed their doors today to get you OUTDOORS!
I hope you'll join my friends and me as we improve our health and release happy thoughts and
good vibrations into the natural world. While you are at it, hug a tree!
Kick your endorphins up a notch- #OptOutside !
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Let us ponder on lovely and peaceable things. My best advice is to go forth into nature, breath deep and re-set your inner compass. The Stoics offer some wisdom for times of unrest. Go within your heart and mind. Immerse yourself in good thoughts and mental images.
You have power over your mind - not outside events.
Realize this, and you will find strength.
A fall photo from the covered bridge within the Mohican State Park and Forest reminds me to simply be. Today will continue as tomorrow and this river will flow. Know that good exists in the world. We only need to look within ourselves for love and kindness.
|Mohican Covered Bridge |
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Offering you peace like a river...
Friday, November 4, 2016
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