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Why We Love Summer Camp

Why We Love Summer Camp

January 25, 2017

Why We Love Summer CampBy Eve Smallwood, Youth Program Manager and Camp DirectorAhh, winter. Trees are bare, there’s a nip in the air and animals are busy surviving the cold. It’s the perfect time to

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Nature's Biggest Letter

Nature's Biggest Letter

January 16, 2017

By Jonathan Duerbeck, weekend naturalist "L!  There's an L!  Y.  W!"  Alexandra, age 4, was triumphantly pointing out alphabet letters in the woods. And by now, the capital letter I had become too

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Bigger Picture: Capturing Wildlife Together
Megan Mahon and Jordan West

Bigger Picture: Capturing Wildlife Together

November 21, 2016

Nature is a place where some people go to be alone, collect their thoughts and hit reset. However, for photographers Megan Mahon and Jordan West, they thrive off of collaboration and while their work schedules may not

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The Perfect Moment

The Perfect Moment

November 7, 2016

Nature can be an endless source of inspiration: changing seasons, colors, wildlife. Yet, capturing the perfect moment with something so dynamic can be difficult. The fox is there and now it’s gone, the golden hour

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Mythic Impressions

Mythic Impressions

October 19, 2016

By Jonathan Duerbeck, weekend naturalist Have you ever seen one animal make different kinds of tracks? Mud, rock, and snow can all be stepped on by the same raccoon. On each of these, his paw print is different.

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Mayflys, Crayfish and Snails Oh My

Mayflys, Crayfish and Snails Oh My

October 13, 2016

By Olivia Espinoza, Land Steward I grew up with a lake in my backyard. As a kid, I would spend most of my days down by the water hanging over my dock watching the fish and crawdads zoom by in front of me. Back then, I

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