A Moment in Nature Holey Land Wildlife Management Area

Learn More: Florida Nature Trackers Learn More: Holey Land Wildlife Management Area “I start crying in earnest but there’s joy there, too. I cover my face with my hands, wanting to see my dad so much that I can hardly breathe. I sit back a while later and wipe my face with the sleeve of…

A Moment in Nature Sandhill Crane

Surrender, if you are a seeker of union find your place in the heart of nothingness. While still in the cage of your being behold the spirit bird before it flies away. Since you were once drunk on eternity pick up the sword of now and strike the ego. Remove the dregs of separation, become…

A Moment in Nature Sanderling

“As a naturalist, you need to have empathy and intuition—and love. You’ve got to be prepared to look at a murmuration of starlings and be filled with awe at the amazing agility of these birds. How do they fly in a flock of several thousand without touching at all, and yet have such close formations,…

A Moment in Nature Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Plants didn’t grow in one place—I couldn’t be bound to one place. All my favorite medicines—pumpkin, chamomile, mint, licorice, coneflower. They grow in different areas, at different times of the year. If we were constrained to the Long River, I would not be able to go on medicine runs. I pushed my heels into the…

A Moment in Nature Volunteer Park Natural Wetlands Area

“It’s not only birds who struggle. We speak in metaphor of being “drawn like a moth to the flame,” and we see moths entranced and fluttering about our porch lights. But moths are not drawn to it, they are, like birds, confused by it, their navigational systems scrambled.” – Rooted by Author Lyanda Fern Lynn…

A Moment in Nature Longmeadow Riverfront Conservation

“Once upon a time, there was a family of Celtic women with healing hands and giving hearts, who knew the value of the earth and used its abundance to heal, to soothe, to comfort” Midnight at the Blackbird Café: A Novel Heather Webber

A Moment in Nature Wood Stork

“The average species persists for something like ten million years. Because this cycle of emergence/extinction has been in place for more than three billion years, vastly more species have been lost to extinction than exist today. Very infrequently, a whole bunch of niches will close at the same time, triggering what is known as a…

A Moment in Nature Red-winged Blackbird

“The Everglades were always a topic, but now they promised to become more than that. They promised to become a reason for things, a central force in my existence at the beginning of my 80th year. Perhaps it had taken me that long to figure out exactly what I was able to contribute, and for…

A Moment in Nature Cassius Blue

“All myths and legends are nothing more than stories. Tales told by shamans, priests, mothers, and fathers since the beginning of time to try to explain universal truths. We take what we need from the stories, to give our lives meaning. Because each of us is writing our own story.” Page: 364 The Butterfly’s Daughter…