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Earth Teach Me Sharing my fascination with the natural world through essays

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Earth Teach Me · 3W ago

Take A Load Off

Dewy Wingstem seen at a Nature Ramble (Verbesina alternifolia)I try to be a cheery person, but lately I have really felt the worries of the world weighing on me. It just feels like there has...
Earth Teach Me · 1M ago

Totality

Total EclipseAfter a year or so of anticipation (on my part, at least), the great North American Eclipse of 2017 finally happened! I was pretty excited, having gone through 2 partial eclipse...
Earth Teach Me · 2M ago

Cicada Season

Adult CicadaNature's playlist for steamy southern nights is loud, starting at dusk with the "Beans, beans, beans" call of the Common Nighthawk, or the twitter of Chimney Swifts, then adding ...
Earth Teach Me · 3M ago

Happy Pollinator Week!

I've talked about this in prior posts, but when I moved away from Florida 2 years ago, one of my priorities for getting settled in the new house was to recreate our native plant/butterfly/bi...
Earth Teach Me · 5M ago

Motherly Musings

Sandhill Crane FamilyThe older I get, the more I appreciate moms. And being the product of a long line of mothers (as most of us are), as well as being a mother myself, I think I am in a pos...
Earth Teach Me · 6M ago

Earth Day 2017

Luna Moth found on nature walk with a school groupI usually love the hope and energy of Earth Day, but this year I was feeling pretty discouraged. Every day I read the news in horror and dre...
Earth Teach Me · 6M ago

Unicoi State Park

Unicoi LakeThis weekend my husband and I spent a couple of days at Unicoi State Park in North Georgia. He had a departmental retreat and I came along to get more Georgia exploration under my...
Earth Teach Me · 7M ago

Goodbye Winter

Star Magnolia in BloomI'm pretty sure that Winter is finished here in Athens. Sure, there could still be some more cold snaps coming, but the temperatures here are balmy, in the 70's and 80'...
Earth Teach Me · 8M ago

We All Need a Little Green

Path Through the WoodsIn my mind, one of the most important gauges of the livability of a community is whether or not there are greenspaces within easy walking or biking distance. Greenspace...
Earth Teach Me · 8M ago

Take a Breath

Red Smilax LeafThe last 2 weeks have been very hard. I knew that there would be a lot of changes with the new presidential administration, but I never expected the extent of what has happene...