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  • Soggy day in Arlington, Virginia
    Rain brings out things that live in ‘soggy land’
    It is especially wet this morning as it rained last night and the humidity remains high with overcast skies. The Yoga group were doing their morning workout at Potomac Overlook as they spread their mats, jump ropes, and weights along the entrance...
  • Tree study
    Before the rain
    Frogs need a refresh.The sun is shining, but you can feel the humidity increasing. It’s in the air. The fishes and the frogs sense it too as the gulp for air from a pond that needs refreshing. It is clogged with tadpoles. The rain is on its...
  • Bike Arlington
    Glorious Sunday outdoors
    The sun shown early this morning through the cracks in the window shade. No time for a second cup of coffee because photographing in the morning light waits for no one. You can experience the outcome in the slideshow.First, a crowd of bicyclists...
  • Hiking the Bretag Trail in Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs
    Hiking the Bretag Trail in Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs
    The Susan G. Bretag Trail is an easy one third mile trail segment in the Garden of the Gods trail system connecting the Palmer Trail to the Gateway Trail. It doesn't look like much on the trail map, but the views of the park from this trail...
  • Intriguing news on an Olive Oil Compound that ‘Kills Cancer Cells' in 30 Minutes
    Intriguing news on an Olive Oil Compound that ‘Kills Cancer Cells' in 30 Minutes
    I just discovered this article through an Indian man, posted on 25 February 2015 - byAnthony Gucciardi, director of NatureSociety. Read it for yourself, especially if you're interested in the healing ability of cancer, naturally.It’s the...
  • Philly PA USA Goes Green!
    Philadelphia PA USA Celebrates Nature & Healthy Living
    ENVIRONMENTALISTS, NATURE LOVERS…DO NOT MISS THE PHILLY ECO PARTY OF THE CENTURY!If you care about your local or global environment GREENFEST PHILLY is the party you will not want to miss! Come out and show your support for animals, nature...
  • Earth Day
    A Twitter guide to Earth Day
    Every day, thousands of Tweets are sent about various environmental issues. Right now on the Twittersphere, anyone can find Tweets about the Keystone XL pipeline, Arctic drilling, fracking, or the California water shortage - to name a few. People...
  • Tadpoles at Potomac Overlook
    On a muddy morning at Potomac Overlook Regional Park
    Children were arriving in busloads to meet the naturalists at the Potomac Overlook Nature Center today. I hope that the visit will be confined to the proximity of the center because otherwise there will be a muddy bus and muddy kids going home....
  • Turkey vultures
    Woods are wet as plants come to life in Turkey Run
    The woods after winter is like an empty canvas. Vegetation comes to life in layers on both the ground and in the trees. There is competition for space among the plants and trees and their locations and spatial arrangements are determined by the...
  • Taking a hike
    Enjoy a hike at Brooker Creek Preserve
    Tampa area residents looking for a quiet place totake a walk willenjoy the hiking trails andEnvironmental Education Center at Brooker Creek Preservein Tarpon Springs, Florida.The award-winningBrooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education...
  • The power of love prevails in 'Ponyo'
    The power of love prevails in 'Ponyo'
    Loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Little Mermaid”, Hayao Miyazaki's story “Ponyo” is unique retelling of a classic story about a curious and charming princess who lives in the sea. One day,...
  • Grapevine nesting balls
    Attract spring birds to your garden with nesting materials
    Birding and gardening seems to go hand in hand. Many gardeners love to add birdhouses, baths, and feeders to their yard to help entice feathered friends to prime viewing spots. But many overlook an easy and very necessary way of attracting those...
  • "End of Autumn" by Alma thomas (1968, acrylic and graphite on canvas)
    Alma Thomas' Earthly drawings and paintings on view at Chelsea gallery
    “Man’s highest inspirations come from nature. A world without color would seem dead. Color is life. Light is the mother of color. Light reveals to us the spirit and the living soul of the world through colors.”That was the...
  • Outside homeschool fun for spring days
    Outside homeschool fun for spring days
    The weather is warming up, and it's tempting to call off school to spend the whole day playing. Although a free day is okay every now and then, sometimes you still have to get schoolwork done, even when fresh air is calling. Fortunately, nice...
  • Ili pika
    Naturalists snap rare photo of endangered ili pika
    In 1983, while on a state-commissioned trek studying natural resources and infectious diseases (no clue why those were connected, but moving on), Weidong Li happened upon a shy little furball living in the nooks and crannies of China's...
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