Hold Nature in Your Hand
Susie Spikol is a naturalist and writer who helps connect people of all ages to nature.
Book Trailer to The Animal Adventurer’s Guide
Thank you to SALT Project for this video.
Your Hummingbird Heart on Mother’s Day
I am holding a teacup-sized hummingbird nest in my hands. The outside is covered in silvery green lichen flakes, stitched together with spider silk. The silk not only holds this home together; it allows the nest to stretch and grow as the babies grow. The inside, no bigger than a thimble...
We're in the zone, totally caught up in the moment, and hot on the trail of a red fox.
Hope on Silent Wings
We try calling, a plaintive “who-cooks-for-you.” I see their faces full of anticipation, straining to hear a response. Children nestled tight against parent and grandparent, eyes wide, bright like those stars up above.
Secrets from the Deep Dark Below: Pop Goes the Weasel
Join me for a look at the feisty weasels of New Hampshire! Find out how these long-bodied, short-legged predators slink in and out of subterranean tunnels in search of prey and find safety from hungry hunters. If you think being called a weasel is an insult, come find out why I think weasels should actually be considered New Hampshire’s state hero. For more information and registration details »
Film Showing and Discussion
Join me for a viewing party of the new short film, "Rearranging Skin: A Love Letter to the World"--at once a meditation on the art and science of transformation, and a delightful ten minute romp through the history and future of taxidermy fro conservation's sake, with the wonderul Brooklyn taxidermist Divya Anantharaman. Afterwards, filmmakers Liz and Matt Myer Boulton will discuss their work onthis project and I'll be sharing how taxidermy can help connect people to nature. For more information and registration details »