Dog Days on the Slocan River

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Slocan Dog Days,Mix Hart 2017 The Slocan River is a glacial fed river that meanders through the pastoral, sparsely populated Slocan Valley. Slocan Dog Days,Mix Hart 2017 Slocan Dog Days,Mix Hart 2017 A saunter along the Slocan River, and a … Read More

Keeping Active with Freiberg’s

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Keeping Active with Freiberg’s I’ve  decided to post about my recent sports injury to prevent other athletes from doing unnecessary damage to their feet and also, to clear up any misconceptions about why I haven’t been able to run and do other high … Read More

Queensland Ancient Rainforests: Springbrook

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Springbrook National Park, Queensland, Australia UNESCO, Gondwana World Heritage Site I first experienced Springbrook Rainforests while touring the historic Government House in Brisbane. A painting by Australian artist, William Robinson, captured my imagination and I decided that I had to … Read More

Queensland Rainforests: D’Aguilar National Park

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D’Aguilar National Park, Queensland, Australia The rainforests of Queensland are the largest subtropical rainforests on earth. D’Aguilar National Forest is only a 30 minute drive from Brisbane and yet the forest is an entirely different, wild-jungle world of tropical vines, … Read More

Life Down Under: Kondalilla Falls

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Kondalilla Falls National Park Only 100 km north of Brisbane is a subtropical rainforest filled with eucalyptus trees and waterfalls. Kondalilla Falls rainforest is our first Australian rainforest hike. I’m eager to see how southern, subtropical rainforests compare to the … Read More

Life Down Under: Great Barrier Reef

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Life Down Under: Great Barrier Reef Above: The reef at low tide, with Lady Musgrave Island in the distance: top of coral adapted to withstand air and sun for several hours each day. The Great Barrier Reef (GBR), one of … Read More

Humans Value What They Know

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Humans Value What They Know If children do not explore nature, they do not know nature. They will not fight to protect what they do not know. It is imperative that parents take their children to the wild spaces near … Read More

Snow Tracks

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-Mix Hart A winter forest walk is like visiting a stunning, pristine foreign country with shy, yet welcoming inhabitants. Cedar trees relax their branches and snow thumps to the ground in greeting. Lynx, moose, rabbit, coyotes and deer walk the … Read More

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