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A Country Turns to Dust - an ode to greener places

9 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments dijitalhorse

  A country turns to dust Our nation blows away The flowers on the steppe We can't hear them dream The hillsides are eroding The goats are eating gold Nothing left to enjoy Our young lands looking old   The mountains where the forests were Barely cli...

Weekday Nature Walk: Morel Hunt leads me to "The Great Ganoderma"

8 Apr 2021 1 minute read 2 comments tych0_21

Today, I went out hoping to find my first morels of the year; no luck just yet! That isn't to say that there were not plenty of other teasures waiting to be found out in the woods. Rather than focus my search on one region, I split my time between tw...

Weekend Nature Walk: Spring has sprung at the lake

5 Apr 2021 1 minute read 2 comments tych0_21

This weekend, I visited a nature reserve situated around a forested lake in Western Michigan, USA. With the coming of Spring and the beginning of the breeding season for the region's many migratory and non-migratory bird species, I went out hoping to...

Weekday Nature Walk: The Tinder Tree

1 Apr 2021 2 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

This week, I visited a local park consisting of woods hills, creek valleys, and open prairie. For this walk, I decided to stick mostly to the creek valley as well as the woods, following the trails that banked the creek as I went. The land was previ...

Weekend Nature Walk: Fungi in The Swamp

27 Mar 2021 1 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

This weekend I decided to visit Manistee National Forest, a Federally protected forest in the United States, that, along with the adjacent Huron National Forest, accounts for nearly 1 million acres of native forest habitat. Over the course of the ear...

Building houses and infrastructure on floodplains - with the resulting expected results...

26 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Dennis76

Many countries, not only Australia are building houses, cities, towns and other infrastructure on ever increasingly marginal land. As the world population has expanded, the demand for houses and infrastucture has exponentially expanded, whilst the su...

Environmentally friendly lifestyle choices we can make with the products we choose to use daily

24 Mar 2021 2 minute read 4 comments Greenchic

  Please stop using that disposable plastic toothbrush and use environmentally less burdensome alternate products Last week, I started talking about sustainability in terms of lifestyle changes that one can make to cause least damage to the environ...

Feathered friends on the pond

22 Mar 2021 1 minute read 2 comments tych0_21

There is a forest reserve near my home where I enjoy taking hikes on the weekends. In the forest, there are two small ponds. One is directly adjacent to one of the trails that offers a beautiful view in the Fall as the leaves begin to change, and the...

Every Second Counts

21 Mar 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Taibah

Every second counts: What if every couple of seconds we lost world forest the size of a football court? Today,21 March 2021 we celebrate International Day of Forests. This year's theme is "Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being". As...

Weekend Nature Walk: A glacial lake and a forest covered in artist's bracket

15 Mar 2021 2 minute read 2 comments tych0_21

I had another free day this weekend and decided to head out to a forest reserve I had never visited before. The reserve has mixed stands of pine and hardwood that ring along the slopes and valleys that border the reserve's central lake. The undulati...