September 2010 Blog Posts (26)

Kids Need Nature-Build a Fairy House

This post and the following 2 posts are dedicated to my beautiful friend Don who allowed me to hold this magical event in his grounds, a nature haven for wildlife.

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The Butterfly Girls of Summer Charity Event 2010 (Biggest Fairy House – Kelowna 2010)

These days, a typical child spends only 4 to 7 minutes outside each day. Compare that to the 7½ hours daily the average kid uses electronic

media, according to the…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on September 5, 2010 at 9:07am — 2 Comments

Reconnect Nature Writing Workshops "random acts of nature"

We are in full swing and after finishing the second day of writing in nature with complete engagement. The community here is a great resource for urban and natural living. Although it was difficult to express the purpose of such a workshop, some just knew it was just what they needed. We hope to continue and learn simple ways to connect the community every day to the areas within reach. Success story, with teenagers, we engaged them and asked if they wanted to participate as they were walking… Continue

Added by Lyndie Bradshaw on September 5, 2010 at 6:13am — 1 Comment

Snippet number five from 'The Naturals, The Story of Hailstones'

There are ten stories within my book, 'The Naturals': The Story of Cloudy, Snowy, Windy, Moony, Hailstones, Sunny, Rainbow, Rainy, Starry and Earth. To be read to 4-10 year olds so that they may feel the connection with our Natural World. Once they can feel that our Natural World is alive and compassionate and looking after us all, they will want to look after it!



Here is a snippet from 'The Story of Hailstones':



'Hiding away inside Cloudy, Hailstones waited, not so… Continue

Added by Sharon Petersen on September 2, 2010 at 3:40pm — 2 Comments

Remembering Roots

Any Mainer knows that tanning is a lofty endeavor. However, futile as it maybe, I found myself this morning trying to attain that sun kissed glow on a logging road in northern Maine. It seemed the perfect plan. I need to prepare for my upcoming nuptial. The dress is strapless and I am the queen of the farmer’s tan. I also needed to walk my dogs, so two birds with one stone, right? Wrong! In my attempt to be efficient, all I returned with was a number of deer fly welts in places they should…

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Added by Sarah Hunt on September 1, 2010 at 6:28am — No Comments

Wild Child

Bloodsuckers, fart putty, and Oreos-are not typical items we associate with wilderness adventure. In my mind, wilderness adventure is technical and requires you know how to tie really good knots, knots that hold and are “unknottable”. When I think about wilderness adventure I envision crampons, harnesses and grizzly bears. I see white water, webbing and maps. I know instinctively that it is not for the faint of heart because I recognize that wilderness has no bounds and adventure seeks to…

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Added by Sarah Hunt on September 1, 2010 at 6:20am — No Comments

Eighth Intelligence

I saw today a very rare and coveted sight. One that some people fear maybe vanishing from our towns, cities and even countryside; a most elusive species which is in danger of losing its spirit to the TV, computer and mass media. You maybe wondering where this sighting occurred and what species I spied...a child in the woods, actually three. Three children in the woods, on a trail, headed to the ice caves with…

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Added by Sarah Hunt on September 1, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

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