Archive for the ‘Parks’ Category

Peace and quiet, this new years eve

I don’t normally post on a Sunday, because by the end of  the day, I’m exhausted. I have my kids most weekends and I usually need this time to recover. With new years falling on a Sunday this year however, they are with their mom this Sunday.

So as I was cleaning house this afternoon, I came across this article entitled “The Noise Within” by Meghan O’Rourke over in the New York Times Style Magazine. Talk about an appropriate article for this time of year.

Happy New Year!


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For as long as I can remember, trails have always been my friend. From the one’s we use to travel along as kids in the neighborhood woods to the park ones I walked last weekend.

This article over at High Country News entitled “A Network of Trails That Spans the Countryreminded me of those trails and those times. I’ve even blazed my own trail, the one that I walk every day at lunch when I go to the public library.



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Buffalo north of the border

So a century later, buffalo are once again roaming in Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest national park. That according to the article entitled “After More Than A Century, Bison Return To Canada’s Oldest National Park” by over at NPR. First Indiana (check out the post Indiana, bison and car and now Alberta, Canada.



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Different shade of green

So I took my own advice today and went out to nearby Russell E. Emmenegger Nature Park to see a different shade of green. Since I didn’t have my kids today, I took the path that they never want to take and I must say, we’re taking it next time. It reminded me of another park we went to a couple of weeks ago, Castlewood State Park.

The first two pictures are from Emmenegger Park:



These two are from Castlewood:



I only wish I would have had my kids today.



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Nature study movement

Since my kids were first born, one of my favorite things to do was to go out and learn about nature.Be it in Amphibian Night, Owl Prowl or Wetland Night. So when I saw this article tonight in an e-mail from the Richard Louv Children & Nature Network, I knew I had to post it.



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Parks in libraries and archives?

As both a librarian and an environmentalist, I found this article over at the blog for the Society of American Archivists’ Records Management Roundtable very intriguing. The article is entitled “How do you preserve a Park in a Library or Archives?” It sounds like fun to me.



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Weekend in nature

So we started with Raptor Night on Friday evening, after I got off work and while it made for a long night (though we did get dinner first), we listen to a lecture, watch a video on falconry and then a little meet the birds session.

My daughter of course, wants to dive in head first and start building a cage and become an apprentice, the whole nine yards. My youngest one wasn’t too interested but he did enjoy petting one of the birds.


Then on Sunday we went over to check out the Meramec river at Emmenegger Nature Park. It was amazing how high it still is. Usually we can walk in and look for fossils and shells or just skip rocks. Today, we can’t get to close because of the unstable ground. We did however, manage to take a few pictures.


Overall, a really great weekend.



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