Moose stand on skinny little legs in drifts of cold white snow. Why don’t their skinny little legs freeze? Of course I had to research this burning question. I mean my legs aren’t much different in size than a moose’s. Well, the moose’ legs are longer but still. If I stood in knee deep snow […]
Nature in Winter
Half of all birds species nest in tree cavities. Knowing the speces that do can help with your conservation efforts.
Draw the twigs of the six most common deciduous trees as a winter nature journal activity.
Buds can be used to identify a tree or tree species. The color of the bud scales, the number of buds, where the buds are located, and their position are key. These little tightly closed bundles will burst and grow when the weather warms and the growing season gets underway. Even in winter, you can study […]
When the weather grows chilly, I imagine chipmunks snug in their burrows, peacefully sleeping away the cold winter months. During autumn they spend their time gathering food to last the long, cold winter. I like chipmunks. I like their small size. I like their soft earthy colors. I like their spunk and energy. In […]
Winter photography presents its own special challenges. When the land is covered with a coating of snow and ice outlines branches, the outdoors are transformed into a magical place. As the snow falls, beautiful snapshots are at every turn. Squirrels nibbling seeds. Birds happily gathered around feeders and the beauty of snow-laden branches. Lately, it […]
Living In Season means living in harmony and balance. Eating food in season helps to accomplish that goal. I created this chart of seasonal winter foods including vegetables, fruits, nuts, meat and fish to help me eat seasonally and locally. I decided to share it with you because I couldn’t find a comprehensive chart on the […]
Another snowstorm in Philly. It snowed six inches in 8 hours. The land is blanketed in snow and the bird feeders are bustling with activity. I went in my garden and looked for colorful leaves glistening against the snow.
It is the week before Christmas and there isn’t a snowflake in sight. We haven’t had a snowy Christmas for a good long time. I am left to reminisce about cool white flakes and snow angels on the ground. I remember one Christmas, my brother (age four) and I (age 8) begged our parents to […]