Just a Brush Pile by Jackie Spurlin

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. 

Posted on March 5, 2018 .

Rewards Reaped! by Jeff Cantrell

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.

Posted on February 2, 2018 .

Mission Accomplished by Billie Mullins

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.

Posted on January 1, 2018 .

Wishing for a Christmas Snow and a Merry Look at Wildlife by Jeff Cantrell

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.

Posted on December 5, 2017 .

November Brings Big Rewards in a Nutshell

I’m not a doctor, I have never played one on TV and I’m not an “indoor” guy so I don’t think I have a prospect working on hospital grounds. However, I casually find myself prescribing hikes, adventures and nature activities for people of all ages and abilities. 

Posted on November 8, 2017 .