I was fortunate to be raised in a family that truly appreciated time spent in nature. Family canoe trips, pet garter snakes, fishing, wildlife watching and after dinner walks were just a few of the experiences my folks took time to share with us.
Today manyÂ people, including myself,Â are so busy thatÂ we often don’t take a moment to stop and appreciate nature. Its not just about relaxing. Scientific studies are telling us that being connected to nature helps our health in many ways. Especially for young kids.
I hopeÂ through sharing someÂ nature observationsÂ thatÂ the nature-loving volunteers from Carpenter Nature Center and IÂ Â will inspire you to take a moment to relax and enjoy the complexities and beautyÂ of nature.