Category Archives: kids and nature

Indian River Valley

I needed to replace an ibutton that had malfunctioned, and it seemed time to collected the trail cam for the season, so Connor, Rowan, and I took a trip up Indian River valley. The forecast was for heavy rain to … Continue reading

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Northern Waterthrush in Sitka

Rowan came in from her morning walk a bit earlier than I expected. She told me she had run back from by Sage Beach where she had seen a bird she did not recognize. Rowan’s not quite as excited about … Continue reading

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Jade Necklace (Urospora wormskioldii)

On our first low-tiding visit to the beach last year, Rowan brought me this little string of translucent green beads she had found. I had never seen anything like it and wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. I … Continue reading

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Eating Stories

Dwarf blueberries in the subalpine ripen in late summer and early fall My breakfasts tend to be simple, toast and a bowl of fruit. This morning’s fruit was stewed dwarf blueberries (Vaccinium cespitosum) that had been picked last summer or … Continue reading

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Late Fall Birds

Another sunny day with heavy frost but not overly cold overnight temperatures warming to around 40 during the day. A little before lunch Rowan went to check the mail and mentioned when she got back that she wished she had … Continue reading

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Indian River Walk

Rowan and I went for a walk along Indian River this morning. She was motivated to look around by a third-hand report I got a few days ago of someone seeing newts in the little streams by the second bridge. … Continue reading

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