Childhood camping

So when I read this story, it took me back immediately to my childhood and are days of camping, particularly out west. The article is entitled “What You Should Take on a Car Camping Trip” by Katherine Martinko over at Treehugger.

While unfortunately I haven’t done this with my kids, we have a family cabin up north and so I think we’ve gotten some of the same benefits. I also wouldn’t trade those memories for the world. I don’t think my kids would either.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

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Ancient forest

I saw this story over on NBC and I thought it was so cool. What is cool though isn’t just the fact that it’s there but that these fisherman actually pursued this to begin with. The story is entitled “The Unveiling of an Ancient Underwater Forest off Alabama Coast” by Kerry Sanders. As someone who loves trees, I also love all forests.

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Green Librarian

Sand prairies

So last night I was reading the latest issue of the magazine xPlor, a magazine I use to get for my kids and put out by the Missouri Department of Conservation, and came across an article entitled “Into the wild Sand Prairie“. I’ve known for a while that Missouri has several ecosystems tucked into it but I was unaware one of them is called a sand prairie.

So afterwards, I searched for more articles on the sand prairie and came across this article in 2004, entitled “A Prairie in the Swamp” by A.J. Hendershott in the Missouri Department of Conservation’s magazine the Missouri Conservationist. Now I just need to get down their with my kids.

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Green Librarian

 

 

Butterflies

So tonight instead of posting an article, I’m posting a picture of several red admiral butterflies on my sedum plants in the front yard. It seems every year these flowers seem to attract multiple butterflies.

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Quite the gathering. Can’s wait for next years.

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Green Librarian

 

Horses & hooves

So my daughter will be the first one to tell you that I don’t know much about horses. So tonight I am posting an article I read on horses to learn a little more. The article is entitled “How Horses Got Their Hooves” by Steph Yin over at the New York Times. While I will no doubt never know as much as her, I will know a little bit, maybe just enough to surprise her.

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Green Librarian

 

 

Get to know your trees

It’s not often where I use the title of the article I’m going to post as the the blog title but this one just seemed appropriate. Unfortunately, since I don’t have a lot of trees in my yard these days, I don’t have many to know.

The article is entitled as mentioned “Get to Know Your Trees” by Katherine Martinko over at Treehugger. The only tree I have is a silver maple. I use to have three of them, along with a bradford pear and one in the back yard, I don’t remember. Maybe it’s time I get to know the trees in my neighborhood.

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Green Librarian

Berries

Reading this article I was reminded of when I was a kid and we use to play in the woods. There was this field that unfortunately is now houses but, back then it was full of berries.

These days if I’m looking for berries we do so when we’re up at our cabin. We can usually find them along the dirt road that leads to our cabin.

Anyway, the article that took back to my childhood is entitled “Tasting the Sweetness of Summer, Berry by Berry” by Hope Jahrenaug over at the New York Times. Back to a place where time didn’t always matter.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian