The more parents who encourage their children to play and exercise safely outside, the safer and healthier our communities become for all children.
Governor's Camp/Loldia House
AT Kent- Gt Barrington
Lake Taghkanic SP
near Niagara Falls
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One of my favorite nature-related things is the Sierra Club's Daily Ray of Hope email. It's simply an interesting nature image with an inspirational quotation, every weekday morning. Anyone can submit a photo through the Sierra Club's Daily Ray of Hope Flickr group. I've been lucky enough to have had seven of mine selected. Here they are, along with the quotes they were paired with. Enjoy!
I love nature. Language and words fascinate me. Sometimes words meet nature with fantastic results. Here are two of my favorites.
The Caucasian Wingnut Tree
This one is in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, but I'm sure I've met a few CW's in other places.
The Bare-Faced Go-Away Bird
Photo by Graham Ekins on Flickr.
How can you not love a bird with a name like that?
Who Are We?
Just your average nature-loving, urban-dwelling family of four.
Treetop Mom was born in California and grew up in Westchester County, New York and Frenchman's Bay, Maine. She has loved nature and wildlife as long as she can remember. For more about me, read How I Got Started.
I've interviewed politicians, celebrities, animal rescue workers, doctors, clergy, survivors of tragedy, scientists of just about every field, kids, movie producers, and experts on animal poop; to name just a few.
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Time outdoors is a vital part of life for all people, of all ages, everywhere.
I'm passionate about getting kids to be outdoors and encounter nature, and about ensuring that there will always be a wild outdoors for the children of the future. This blog will be about our experiences camping as a family, the growing movement to get kids outdoors, finding nature in the city (there's a lot more than you might think!), and taking action to protect the earth. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful.
Several years ago, I started a blog about family camping and enjoying nature with children. Well, what with one thing and another—raising kids, keeping house, trying to earn a freelance living, getting familiar with Drupal (and Joomla, and Wordpress), volunteering, traveling, moving house, losing weight, family happenings, networking online & off, (not quite enough) sleep, actually going camping with my family occasionally, and of course having only 24 hours in a day—I let it languish. In the meantime, I became more and more convinced that time outdoors is a vital part of life for all people, of all ages, everywhere. I realized that getting kids to be outdoors and encounter nature is what I am most passionate about, as well as conservation to ensure that there will always be a wild outdoors for the children of the future.
This blog will be about our experiences camping as a family, the growing movement to get kids outdoors, finding nature in the city (there's a lot more than you might think!), and taking action to protect the earth from the adverse effects of human activities. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful.
I just discovered another Children & Nature blog, Arizona Writer. The photos are terrific. I'll definitely be following this one!