In June we celebrate National Pollinators Week. In 2007 the US Dept. of Agriculture and the US Dept. of the Interior set aside this week to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what each of us can do to protect them.
With so many “No more” type slogans these days, I am ready to add my own; “No more window strikes!”
January and February occasionally provides a few warm days to plant precious native seeds collected in the fall.
Let me tell you about my business partners and the relationship we have built. It is actually the result of a very organized process that begins with a hand saw each and every year in early October, and ensues in my backyard food forest with the impending change of the seasons.
The first reward for us is an understanding. The second reward for my naturalist friends and our community team is a festival atmosphere and we got it! We would have been there in the bitter cold, but fortunately the day was spectacular. We would have been there if only a few people showed, but the public ushered in by the hundreds.
In 2016, Missouri Parks issued a Missouri State Parks Centennial Passport book (similar to the National Park Passport book) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Missouri's state parks in 2017. I purchased a book in 2016 and began a 15 month quest to visit all the parks.
I believe even the folks who don’t care for snow, find themselves three days before Christmas wishing for a few inches of fluffy white precipitation. Perhaps there is Christmas Magic in those flurries mixed with twinkling lights and air full of holiday anticipation. I don’t know all the particulars, but flurries certainly give the season an added festive feel.