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

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Earth Teach Me · 1M 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 · 1M 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 · 1M 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...
Earth Teach Me · 2M ago

Winter Visitors

No More CookiesJanuary is here and people are returning to normal work and school schedules after a long holiday season. Our house was bustling this year with visiting family and happy celeb...
Earth Teach Me · 3M ago

Kindred Spirits

Cook's TrailEarlier this fall I was the winning bidder for an item at a silent auction to raise funds for our local nature center (Sandy Creek Nature Center in Athens). The item? A guided da...
Earth Teach Me · 4M ago

Galapagos Islands, Part 2

Galapagos Yellow WarblerNow where was I? Oh yes, the rest of our 8 day tour of the Galapagos Islands! Refer to my previous post if you missed the details of the first days.On day 4 we got ou...
Earth Teach Me · 4M ago

Time to Rise

Panther Creek FallsWell, last night's election was a long, painful experience, and all day I've been trying not to give in to despair. I've already gone through all the five stages of grief,...
Earth Teach Me · 4M ago

Galapagos Islands, Part 1

Map of the Galapagos IslandsWhen I was in elementary school in the early 1970's, my friend Willow's father came to our school to present a slide show about his journey to the Galapagos Islan...
Earth Teach Me · 5M ago

And it Begins Again

Brown-headed Nuthatch at the Front Yard FeederThis is a short detour from my travel log. When we came home from Ecuador after being away for a month, my husband and I were thrilled to see th...
Earth Teach Me · 6M ago

Mindo, Ecuador

Welcome to Mindo!If we had known how much we would love Mindo, we would have planned to stay longer. But our plans and schedule only allowed 24 hours, so we enjoyed as much as we could in a ...