Notes from Camping with 13 Year Old Girls
Age 13 is often a challenging time for a kid. It’s the transition time. Biologically, humans turn adult during this year, give or take a couple. While cell differentiation in certain body system’s are blasting away a million times a second, differentiation from one’s care givers, like a rocket separating from the mother ship in…
Making Southern Ontario Wild Again?
It was a journey a long time ago for me. Wilderness completely surrounded me for hundreds of miles. Sitting on a lichen-covered rock outcrop overlooking the flowing water of a creek, I was in heaven watching a pair of Otters play in the rapids. Ok, in actual fact, I was really enjoying watching these animals,…
Big Impacts Across Small Spaces…Doug Tallamy Photosynthesizes the Case for Native Plants
All photographs by Ben Porchuk. Tallamy talks nature in Toronto. Toronto… and nature? Yes, Toronto, the city of over 6 million people. It might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of re-building the natural world. But Doug Tallamy, an entomologist from the University of Delaware, was invited specifically to…
Who, Me, You? A Forest Therapy Guide?
If anyone out there is remotely considering becoming a Forest Therapy Guide and the upcoming New Zealand training is on your radar, then I’d strongly recommend waiting no longer. But, who am I to say? It recently occurred to me that every person I have recommended to go to guide training camp has come to…
When you are physically lost (and found) in nature
Have you ever been lost in nature even for some significant time before you were found? It can be more than a bit unnerving, near fatal, and rewarding all at the same time. When this occurs, what might you be lost from? The trail head? The ‘tamed world’? Your home? Often all of these things…
Lost and Found in Nature – One, Oh, One
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