Favorite Late-Summer Creatures: Sticks that walk, mantises, and tiny wolves

Summer is blending into autumn and now is one of the best times for finding all sorts of bugs if you just keep your observation glasses on. Here are some of the most interesting creatures we have seen of late. Continue reading

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Nature Walks: Lake Ontario

“So come get ready, don’t delay! We’re on a nature tail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In the Forest Last Sunday we made a trip up to Lake Ontario to a place I worked as a Dune Steward the summer of ’04. … Continue reading

Nature Walks – February 2016

“So come, get ready.  Don’t delay!  We’re on a nature trail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In the Forest February was up and down as far as weather went this year – we had 50-degree days, a day of freezing rain … Continue reading

Nature Walks – January 2016

“So come, get ready.  Don’t delay!  We’re on a nature trail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In the Forest January 2016 was amazingly warm and lovely for…well…January…in upstate New York.  Alas, I feel that I totally missed the month though!  I don’t … Continue reading

Nature Walks – December 2015

“So come, get ready.  Don’t delay!  We’re on a nature trail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In The Forest For the most part, December 2015 was in the 50’s here in upstate NY, we didn’t even have a white Christmas.  Snow … Continue reading

Nature Walks – October 2015

“So come, get ready. Don’t delay! We’re on a nature trail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In the Forest As I keep saying, time just feels like it’s flying, and I can’t believe that October is come and gone! For the … Continue reading

Nature Walks – September 2015

“So come, get ready.   Don’t delay!  We’re on a nature trail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In The Forest September.  September done, no less.  Actually, my nature walks pictures from September 2014 were in my mind all month.  I kept remember … Continue reading

Nature Walks – August 2015

“So come, get ready.  Don’t delay!  We’re on a nature trail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In the Forest August is one of my favorite months here in Central New York.  Everything is green and lush, though, if one looks they … Continue reading

Nature Walks – July 2015

“So come, get ready.  Don’t delay!  We’re on a nature trail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In The Forest July was undoubtedly one of the hardest months of my life, but somehow, the kids and I still made it outside a few times.  … Continue reading