Nature Nuggets

NATURE NUGGETS: WOLVES & EAGLES & BARE BONES BY SALLY BAIR

April always brings to remembrance the astounding sight of wolves and eagles in my backyard. Living in the country, my niece and I saw lots of deer, foxes, chippies, squirrels, and black bears. We even had a bobcat visit our yard one day, and a fisher. But never wolves. And surrounded by a thick grove…

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NATURE NUGGETS: THE RIVER BLUES BY SALLY BAIR

It’s not every day a mom has the chance to paddle down a river with her son and live to tell about it. ♥ She did and here’s her (my) story: Over She Goes  My son, Jarl, an outdoorsy young man, thought it would be cool to treat her 40-something mom to a trip down…

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NATURE NUGGETS: THE POWER OF WATER BY SALLY BAIR

Now that the worst of our Midwest storms have gone (hopefully), we can look forward to a warmer, more comforting season. This time of year makes me think of warmer times, and today I’m reminiscing about a trip my husband, Don, and I took to British Columbia. The Power of Water   Our friends from…

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NATURE NUGGETS: A BIRTHDAY SNOWSTORM BY SALLY BAIR

My twin sister, Sandy, and I share a December birthday but since high school have rarely celebrated the day together. In 1995 we decided it was way past time and we chose the week of December 3, the week we’d turn 59. Sandy, living in southern Michigan, and I in northwest Wisconsin, decided to meet…

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