April wildlife highlights of a lovely meadow right at the heart of a busy city in New England…
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Summary ꙳ Objectives ▹ Vernal pools are unique seasonal wetlands that are mostly precipitation-fed. The term “vernal” relates to ‘spring’, as these pools often appear and fill to capacity with spring rainfalls and snowpack melting. They are short-lived and dry out by early to mid-summer, then they may refill partially in the fall. They support rich and diverse […]
Summary ꙳ Objectives ▹ This circle is a mindful Forest Immersion. It is structured so as to make the mindfulness of the experience explicit and accessible. Ideally, Forest Immersion (or Forest Attuning) happens in a forest, but it needs not be. You can pick a meadow, a beach, or your own garden. It is important however that […]
For many New Englanders, the beginning of springtime comes as a welcome relief. This past winter has been especially challenging and, to me at least, the beginning of spring this year feels even more needed than usual.
Summary ꙳ Objectives ▹ A sure sign of Spring in the forests are the multitude of wildflowers popping out and covering the forest floor before any of its trees wake from dormancy. If you take a walk and then retrace your steps you might even find some that bloomed after you passed them on your […]
Between April 30th and May 3rd, many cities all over the world will be collaborating worldwide to make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people globally… And we’re participating. Join us!
This Forest Exploration shed light on the many benefits of the snowpack (layered snow buildup) from temperature regulation to protection from predators.
Summary ꙳ Objectives ▹ We pass by them every day, and yet many of us barely notice them. When you think about it, it is quite puzzling that we often ignore those beautiful giants and great providers of Life. Here is a set of activities to remind us of the wonders of trees, to explore how […]