Connect with Nature to Unite with Family

Connect with Nature to Unite with Family

Sun shining in a brilliant blue sky, flowers blooming, children laughing, birds chirping, and the creek bubbling. Those were the sights and sounds of Family Day at Turkey Creek Preserve last Sunday, May 22nd. Why are these days outside important?

Tips on Outdoor Hand Care

Tips on Outdoor Hand Care

Following up on my blog about maintenance of conservation hand tools, I thought it appropriate to also post a note about care of our outdoor hands. Working and playing outdoors can be kinda rough on hands, whether planting trees or lipping bass. I find that gloves diminish dexterity, whether you’re separating roots or manipulating fishing …

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Hand Tool Maintenance Helps Make Conservation Planting a Snap

Hand Tool Maintenance Helps Make Conservation Planting a Snap

The Prairie Green school kids spent Earth Day planting wild iris, sweet flag, and sedge sod chunks in our neighbor’s new wetland. To support this conservation planting, I supplied the plants and shovels – with cleanup after the activity easy and quick because the shovels have been well maintained.