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 […]
Nature is closer than we think – present all around us in our busy cities. She has added a few activities to ease the journey of discovering urban wildlife.
American Toad | EwA iNat Research Grade Sighting Summary ꙳ Objectives ▹ Biodiversity refers to the variety of life on Earth at all its levels, from genes to species, and ecosystems. It encompasses the evolutionary, ecological, and cultural processes that sustain life – It is the fabric of Life on Earth. It is everywhere starting right where […]
Summary ꙳ Objectives ▹ In connecting with our surroundings, it is important to make room for those walks which have no purpose other than simply walking – doing nothing but just wandering along. Aimless walks are health-beneficial as they help to disconnect from the unnecessary and reconnect with yourself. It is a relaxing moment, a form […]
Summary ꙳ Objectives ▹ Not many insects are liked. However, they are a crucial component of any ecosystem. We also forget that they lie at the base of the food chain. Without them, there would be no ‘us’. We’re losing them at great speed, one of the major causes being the use of chemicals, including our […]
Summary ꙳ Objectives ▹ A math problem is fairly simple to solve; there is typically one demonstrably correct solution, with a well-established path to find it. Environmental problems are comparatively messy. Often, there are a variety of seemingly disparate facets that must be taken into account, and perspectives with which to view them. Coming up with solutions […]