This is where we share our connection with nature through the insights of poets, authors, and artists.  Those insights, and our conversations about them, help us appreciate our rivers, streams, lakes and wetlands, and the living things that share them.

Duck Stamps and Bluebills

By Bob Marsh | July 8, 2021

In late June the US Postal Service started selling 2021 “duck stamps.” Duck stamps – officially, Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps – were first issued in 1934 for the purpose of protecting wetlands that are the habitat of migratory waterfowl. Hunters are required to buy a stamp to hunt ducks, geese, and other…

Wading into the Conservation 30-30 Plan

By Bob Marsh | May 17, 2021

Over the past few months the new administration has started to spell out its promised conservation plan. First, with President Biden’s Executive Order 14008 and then with last week’s release of the more detailed Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful report. The plan embodied in these releases has been labeled “30-30” because of the goal…

Spirit of Place: Great Blue Heron

By G.B. Heron | April 20, 2020

By William Stafford Out of their loneliness for each othertwo reeds, or maybe two shadows, lurchforward and become suddenly a lifelifted from dawn or the rain.  It isthe wilderness come back again, a lagoonwith our city reflected in its eye.We live by faith in such presences. It is a test for us, that thinbut real, undulating…

Waiting Heron – A Haiku

By Bob Marsh | April 15, 2020

Patiently wading The heron waits for the time To step into flight.