Well, hello. Long time, no see. I’m getting back into my monthly columns after an extended break. Here’s a short piece about baby snapping turtles:
Be on the lookout for turtles crossing streets – Eden Prairie Local News (eplocalnews.org)
link as text: https://www.eplocalnews.org/2022/10/02/be-on-the-lookout-for-turtles-crossing-streets/
‘Til next time, thanks for reading!
Link to this months’ column:
Spring is just around the corner – Eden Prairie Local News (eplocalnews.org)
March and April have been difficult, dreary months for me. I don’t think we’ve had more than two sunny good-weather days in a row. I’m glad for the rain (we need it), but I am so looking forward to when everything turns green and flowers bloom!
Soon, soon the MN Landscape Arboretum will be filled with tulips.
Wild turkeys roam the city – Eden Prairie Local News
One of my favorite birds: the wild turkey. Gobble gobble!!
Twelve wild turkeys pecking at the ground captured via ipad by Alex as I drove past.
Kids’ delight in winter visitor – Eden Prairie Local News
In this piece, the kids are 4 and 2. Now they are 18 and 16. My goodness.
Here’s another picture of the winter visitor:
A little blurry but that’s an opossum. We were careful not to startle him so he wouldn’t “play dead” on our deck.
Running on New Year’s Day is a chilly tradition – Eden Prairie Local News
12th year of a beloved and super cool tradition.
Here’s a picture from Jan 1, 2019. Teaching my kiddos fortitude and the miracle of layers and body heat. We followed up our 1-mile walk with lots of hot chocolate and apple cider, so I hope they forgive me some day. Especially Mr. Scarf Head.
C-c-c-c-cold! January 1, 2019. New Year’s Day Run/Walk/Shuffle around Purgatory Creek Park, Eden Prairie, MN.
Red squirrel feasts on wintery snack – Eden Prairie Local News (eplocalnews.org)
I just love these small, scrappy, red-haired, feisty creatures. Remind you of anyone?
Looking for a snack
Cattails shake loose childhood memories – Eden Prairie Local News (eplocalnews.org)
Have you seen cattails at this time of the year? Cardinal Creek Conservation Area in Eden Prairie has so many of them!
My first column for Eden Prairie Local News. Really thrilled to be writing for my local paper.
Also, be sure to check out that awesome column header. My high school senior made it. I’m so delighted it will be posted with my column every month.
Nature nearby – Eden Prairie Local News (eplocalnews.org)
Thanks for reading. Thanks for sharing.
See you next month!
Nature Nearby will premiere as a column in Eden Prairie Local News.
I’m thrilled to write for my local paper (currently website, print possible in future) about all the nature we have right here in Eden Prairie.
So much flora and fauna in our own yards, neighborhoods, and parks.
What critters and plants are outside my front door and around my block?
How can we develop a relationship with and knowledge about the community of plants and animals we live amongst?
What can grow in our yards and in our hearts when we pay attention to nature nearby?
I’ll include links here when columns go live. Thanks for reading 🙂