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Tick Talk with Pat Atkinson

“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” John Muir The two places I go when I need to wash my spirit clean are to a long sandy beach or to a favorite trail in the woods. As winter loses its icy grip and new life begins to emerge from the soil, what better place to enjoy the miracle of nature’s rebirth than the woods. Unfortunately, Spring is also the time when we begin to observe the presence of ticks. Ticks can occur year-round but they are most active from April through September. And ticks, we know can be vectors for diseases. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a walk in th

Understanding Layers in Landscapes

Written by FLM Executive Director, Natalie Payne Do you ever pause as you journey through a landscape to really observe the layers before you? If not, next time you find yourself walking in the forest or paddling in a quiet stream, know that learning more about what layers natural occur in theses landscapes will enhance your depth of observation and understanding in what you are viewing. Your walk and/or paddle may just be the best one yet as you begin to learn and observe what’s really happening right before your eyes. In a fantastic resource by Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy, “The Living Landscape” they have broken down these landscape layers into two types of literal layers or rather layers

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