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A Moment in Nature Wolf Lake Park

“I feel so intensely the delights of shutting oneself up in a little world of one’s own, with pictures and music and everything beautiful.”― Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out

A Moment in Nature Great Horned Owl

“The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages”. —Virginia Woolf

A Moment in Nature Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

“They say that we can reconcile this, put it in the past. They say that we can reconcile this, leave it behind us. It’s in our blood, in these fading memories. It’s in our blood, it’s in our… Read More

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… Read More

A Moment in Nature Yellow crowned Night Heron

“Then the sugar people had to irrigate to plant their cane. They back pumped their irrigation water into the lake, along with all the pesticides, fertilizer, dead cats and old boots that the water had absorbed. As the… Read More

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… Read More

A Moment in Nature Whiting Street Reservoir

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A Moment in Nature Fannie Stebbins Wildlife Refuge

“Love can’t cure a broken heart, but it can hold the two sides together while they heal ” –The Book Charmer a Novel by Karen Hawkins

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… Read More

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… Read More

A Moment in Nature Everglades

“The source can be only the beginning in time and space, and the end is the future and the unknown. What we can know lies somewhere between.” The Everglades: River of Grass by Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Robert… Read More

A Moment in Nature Green Heron

Sit in the forest long enough and you begin to see through animal eyes. As the fog of mindlessness starts to clear, thoughts flow away like water, cascading down the mountainsides into the valleys, seeping into the soil,… Read More