The humble act of native wildscaping just may be the most potent action you can take to restore a hopeful connection to nature, improve mental health, and even reduce crime
Camille T. Dungy wove difficult realities of 2020 into a nature-based narrative
Award-winning poet and scholar Camille T. Dungy took on her nonfiction project “Soil” amid a tumultuous year after winning a Guggenheim fellowship.
Silverman: Nature photographer John Fielder is a Colorado treasure
Fielder worries that climate change threatens the landscapes and vistas he has documented over several decades
Zornio: Sure, fall colors are gorgeous. But the science behind them is also impressive.
This year, try setting down your camera and engage in a larger appreciation of what makes autumn so spectacular
Laura Pritchett: Just passing through, sandhill cranes remind us of the peace in wild things
Nuclear forces on high alert. Two million evacuees. Photos of bloody children and haunted eyes. The potential for escalation. The knowledge that humans have the weaponry to end all life, shatter this amazing, spinning blue ball, and that our economies and power structures and governments and egos have put those weapons into the hands of […]
Opinion: Nature deserves better treatment. Let’s be stewards, not users.
In these strange, upsetting times, it is helpful to find silver linings. Sure, my 4-year-old hasn’t played on a jungle gym since March. But he is awesome at climbing the pirate ship/climbing wall/jungle gym built of scaffolding in our driveway. It’s the COVID silver linings that will leave the lasting mark on ourselves and families. Human […]
As coronavirus keeps us close to home, I see the patterns that run through our lives
To escape the daily march of coronavirus news, several times a day my dog Moz and I launch ourselves outside for a stroll in the sunshine, snow, freezing rain, or mud – whatever Mother Nature has to offer. We live on a Castle Rock golf course, and Moz and I know every inch of its […]
I sought refuge from the coronavirus shutdown in urban nature. Eventually, this poem emerged.
During the first few weeks of social distancing, the only regular opportunity that I had to get outside was to walk the South Platte River Greenway, which is just behind my apartment in RINO. These walks during the beginning of spring produced many reflections on the surrounding environment: from the specifics of the river setting, […]
I thought I was taking care of my son during coronavirus. Turns out he was taking care of me.
Nature heals. Many have discovered this before me, but better late than never. Though I’ve always appreciated the beauty of nature, my admiration had been abstract, limited to infrequent and brief sojourns from various cities. My conversion from distant admirer to true believer took place recently, as I looked for healthy things to do with […]
Jim Morrissey: Can we still “be one” with nature and be socially distant?
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