C&NN Connect

Share, Learn, Listen, Lead

For the Love of Nature
  • Male
  • Newfoundland
  • Canada
Share on Facebook Share Twitter

For the Love of Nature's Friends

  • Todd Embree

For the Love of Nature's Groups

 

For the Love of Nature's Page

Latest Activity

For the Love of Nature replied to Todd Embree's discussion A Question of Depth in Nature Connection in the group Nature as Therapy
"Hi Todd and all, A question certainly worthy of exploration.  Prior to joining this forum I hadn't taken steps to connect my counseling life with my love for nature.  A child's connectedness with nature seems an easy question for…"
Jan 26, 2011
For the Love of Nature posted a video

PLAY AGAIN Preview. Visit us at www.playagainfilm.com

What are the consequences of a childhood removed from nature?At a time when children play more behind screens than outside, PLAY AGAIN explores the changing ...
Jan 24, 2011
For the Love of Nature's blog post was featured

The Imploding Iceberg

My home province of Newfoundland and Labrador has so many natural gifts that for those of us living here, we tend to take them for granted.  Growing up near the ocean, and being the son of a fisherman, seeing icebergs was a near daily occurance. Over the years I've seen many different shapes and sizes, both up close and far away.   A cool thing is when icebergs 'founder' - when they flip over or break apart.  It tends to happen in seconds and shows the amazing power of when something so big…See More
Jan 19, 2011
For the Love of Nature posted a blog post

The Imploding Iceberg

My home province of Newfoundland and Labrador has so many natural gifts that for those of us living here, we tend to take them for granted.  Growing up near the ocean, and being the son of a fisherman, seeing icebergs was a near daily occurance. Over the years I've seen many different shapes and sizes, both up close and far away.   A cool thing is when icebergs 'founder' - when they flip over or break apart.  It tends to happen in seconds and shows the amazing power of when something so big…See More
Jan 18, 2011
For the Love of Nature's blog post was featured

The Dragonfly - my favourite!

The Dragonfly.  It is one of the largest insects you'll see around.  Most people avoid them for fear of their biting or stinging abilities. Still, their helicopter-like flight makes us pause in amazement when they hover over ponds or in our gardens. It's just that they look like they could do some damage. In Newfoundland we've dubbed them with names such as horse stinger and devil's darning needle - the latter more common in areas settled by the Irish.  My boyhood logic told me to avoid…See More
Jan 17, 2011
For the Love of Nature commented on For the Love of Nature's blog post The Dragonfly - my favourite!
"Thanks for commenting Marghnaita and Todd!  Marghnaita, I had no idea about that some dragonflies travel that far.  Love to see your art! Todd,  our own childhood experiences and perceptions are so valuable as we engage…"
Jan 14, 2011
Todd Embree commented on For the Love of Nature's blog post The Dragonfly - my favourite!
"I too remember both delighting and fearing a dragon fly landing on my bare arm as a child. Now that I now the hazard was only perceived it is pure delight when dragon flies land on me."
Jan 14, 2011
Marghanita Hughes commented on For the Love of Nature's blog post The Dragonfly - my favourite!
"I couldn't agree more - Dragonflies are MAGICAL. They are a constant inspiration for me and my art. Thank you for sharing such a lovely post . Did you know about the Dragonflies amazing journey:…"
Jan 13, 2011
For the Love of Nature posted a blog post

The Dragonfly - my favourite!

The Dragonfly.  It is one of the largest insects you'll see around.  Most people avoid them for fear of their biting or stinging abilities. Still, their helicopter-like flight makes us pause in amazement when they hover over ponds or in our gardens. It's just that they look like they could do some damage. In Newfoundland we've dubbed them with names such as horse stinger and devil's darning needle - the latter more common in areas settled by the Irish.  My boyhood logic told me to avoid…See More
Jan 12, 2011
For the Love of Nature left a comment for Todd Embree
"Hi there, Very interesting group.  Nature therapy hadn't been on my radar at all.  My early career as a park ranger has not linked in any real way with my longer and current career with mental health and addiction…"
Jan 8, 2011
For the Love of Nature's blog post was featured

This Carpenter is a Sow Bug!

The Sow Bug is a small humble little guy.  They are common in gardens though tend to stay out of sight.  Sow Bugs seem skilled at getting into your house as well. This is especially true if you have an older home or one without a finished concrete basement.  In Newfoundland they are commonly called wood lice, carpenters and even boat builders.Sow Bugs can be found gathered at near rotting wood so are considered pests by some.  However most of the time they are content to remain in their natural…See More
Jan 4, 2011
For the Love of Nature posted a blog post

This Carpenter is a Sow Bug!

The Sow Bug is a small humble little guy.  They are common in gardens though tend to stay out of sight.  Sow Bugs seem skilled at getting into your house as well. This is especially true if you have an older home or one without a finished concrete basement.  In Newfoundland they are commonly called wood lice, carpenters and even boat builders.Sow Bugs can be found gathered at near rotting wood so are considered pests by some.  However most of the time they are content to remain in their natural…See More
Jan 4, 2011
For the Love of Nature's blog post was featured

The Pounding Waves at Twillingate

My recent visit to Twillingate, on Newfoundland's northeast coast, inspires this departure from my usual bug postings.  Just 2 days ago on December 26 I was in the community for a visit.  The province had experienced a few weeks of strong winds and high tides. Normally at this time of year the snow has arrived making hiking trails inaccessible. Not this year.  The trails are wet but there is no snow. I left Durrell and hiked towards the…See More
Dec 28, 2010
For the Love of Nature posted a blog post

The Pounding Waves at Twillingate

My recent visit to Twillingate, on Newfoundland's northeast coast, inspires this departure from my usual bug postings.  Just 2 days ago on December 26 I was in the community for a visit.  The province had experienced a few weeks of strong winds and high tides. Normally at this time of year the snow has arrived making hiking trails inaccessible. Not this year.  The trails are wet but there is no snow. I left Durrell and hiked towards the…See More
Dec 28, 2010
For the Love of Nature's blog post was featured

Afraid of Bugs?

It's an amazing thing - something in the back of our ancient brain tells us to avoid bugs; to jump, scream and squish any that come near. Of course there is a good arguement for learned behaviour.  A young child will most likely pick up a bug and examine it; one who sees fearful responses may respond likewise.  Many of our behaviours come from observing the norms of those around us. So, are you scared of bugs - is it a phobia?  You may recall a movie called Arachnophobia?   It highlighted one…See More
Dec 19, 2010
For the Love of Nature posted a blog post

Afraid of Bugs?

It's an amazing thing - something in the back of our ancient brain tells us to avoid bugs; to jump, scream and squish any that come near. Of course there is a good arguement for learned behaviour.  A young child will most likely pick up a bug and examine it; one who sees fearful responses may respond likewise.  Many of our behaviours come from observing the norms of those around us. So, are you scared of bugs - is it a phobia?  You may recall a movie called Arachnophobia?   It highlighted one…See More
Dec 19, 2010

Profile Information

Title or Role
Troy
Bio
I am a husband, father and a registered counselor. This blog began with bugs but will expand to others aspects of nature. My first career was in forestry and in the park system. In past several years I have worked in the areas of mental health and addiction - my roles have allowed me to engage children during health promotion events.

There is such a connect between good mental health, well being and how we live our lives. Get outside!
Twitter Account
http://twitter.com/nlnature

For the Love of Nature's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

For the Love of Nature's Blog

The Imploding Iceberg

My home province of Newfoundland and Labrador has so many natural gifts that for those of us living here, we tend to take them for granted.  Growing up near the ocean, and being the son of a fisherman, seeing icebergs was a near daily occurance. Over the years I've seen many different shapes and sizes, both up close and far away.   A cool thing is when icebergs 'founder' - when they flip over or break apart.  It tends to happen in seconds and shows the amazing power of when something so big…

Continue

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 8:37pm

The Dragonfly - my favourite!

The Dragonfly.  It is one of the largest insects you'll see around.  Most people avoid them for fear of their biting or stinging abilities. Still, their helicopter-like flight makes us pause in amazement when they hover over ponds or in our gardens. It's just that they look like they could do some damage. In Newfoundland we've dubbed them with names such as horse stinger and devil's darning needle - the latter more common in areas settled by the Irish.  My boyhood logic told me to avoid…

Continue

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 4:08pm — 3 Comments

This Carpenter is a Sow Bug!

The Sow Bug is a small humble little guy.  They are common in gardens though tend to stay out of sight.  Sow Bugs seem skilled at getting into your house as well. This is especially true if you have an older home or one without a finished concrete basement.  In Newfoundland they are commonly called wood lice, carpenters and even boat builders.

Sow Bugs can be found gathered at near rotting wood so are considered pests by some.  However most of the time they are content to remain in…

Continue

Posted on January 4, 2011 at 7:15pm

The Pounding Waves at Twillingate

My recent visit to Twillingate, on Newfoundland's northeast coast, inspires this departure from my usual bug postings.  Just 2 days ago on December 26 I was in the community for a visit.  The province had experienced a few weeks of strong winds and high tides. Normally at this time of year the snow has arrived making hiking trails inaccessible. Not this year.  The trails are wet but there is no snow. 

I left Durrell and hiked…

Continue

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 9:54am

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of C&NN Connect to add comments!

Join C&NN Connect

At 1:59pm on December 16, 2010, Juliet Robertson said…
What a set of facts in your blog. Please keep posting!

Thanks for finding C&NN Connect and Greetings from Scotland. I run the International Group here (http://childrenandnature.ning.com/group/internationalcnnconnect)which is one way of sharing any interesting news or information with people from around the world. Please do join up. The Natural Teachers group is also pretty active.

Best wishes
Juliet
At 9:40pm on November 22, 2010, Suz Lipman said…
Welcome to the forum! Glad you found us and made yourself at home by posting. The web site address you entered is incorrect - you may wish to correct it. I hope to see you around the forum and learn more about you and your interest in bugs.
 
 
 

© 2014   Created by amy pertschuk.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service