Jul
05
2020

Articles About nature

  • Creating wildlife habitat, villagewide

    In late summer, native sunflowers in Ellen Hoover’s garden draw goldfinches. The bright yellow birds feast on seeds, then burst out like sunflower petals flung to the sky. Down the street, monarch butterflies browse Catherine Zimmerman’s coneflowers, goldenrod and asters.

  • New book: ‘Home Is the Prime Meridian’

    Local almanac writer Bill Felker, pictured here with a bound version of his daybook, recently published a collection of essays, "Home Is the Prime Meridian." (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Local almanac writer Bill Felker recently published a new book, “Home in the Prime Meridian,” collecting 40 lyric essays from his newspaper and radio pieces.

  • They’re villagers, thanks to Google

    Dorothy Dean and Jarod Rogers moved to Yellow Springs in July of 2015, seeking to be closer to Rogers’ eight-year-old daughters, who live with their mother in Columbus. The couple are enjoying the trees and casual feeling in the neighborhood of their new home, where they relaxed with their dogs Sita and Dicey on a recent weekend. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    A simple Google search brought Dorothy Dean and Jarod Rogers to Yellow Springs. “I literally Googled, ‘What is the most liberal town in Ohio?’” Dean recalled, laughing, in a recent interview.

  • Morning song

    An American robin, the original early bird. (Photo by Dakota Lynch)

    With the early light come crisp spring breezes, which carry not just bouquets of floral scents, but also birdsong.

  • Clifton’s Nature Center highlights gorge

    Clifton Gorge is maintained by central district manager Michelle Comer, shown above with a denizen of the Gorge, and three others split their time between wetland, prairie and forest preserves, and maintaining the Nature Center. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    As a state nature preserve, the Clifton Gorge is managed for the primary purpose of protecting its unique land formations and native ecology.

  • Tecumseh Land Trust and Dharma Center sponsor walking toward mindfulness

    Monthly nature meditation walks in Glen Helen are from 4–5 p.m. on the last Sunday of the month through October with the next session this Sunday, Aug. 25. The sessions include an introduction to meditation, 20-minute silent hike, thoughts on the season from Bill Felker, 20-minute journaliing period and group reflection. Organizers demonstrating walking meditation are, from front, Antioch College student Charlotte Pulitzer, Dharma Center board member Katie Egart, Tecumseh Land Trust executive director Krista Magaw and Felker. (Photo by Megan Bachman)c

    If you think the only way to meditate is sitting cross-legged with eyes closed, think again. A walking meditation in the great outdoors can open up a whole new world of sights, sounds, sensations and smells — all while re-wiring the brain to be more aware in everyday life.

  • Raptor Center hosts open house

    The Glen Helen Raptor Center hosted an open house event last Sunday afternoon.

  • Weekly Wildlife: Cardinal Flower

    Today’s weekly wildlife is a cardinal flower

  • ‘World Wide Webs’

    Today’s weekly wildlife is a spiderweb.

  • Weekly Wildlife: Caterpillars

    Today’s weekly wildlife is a caterpillar