The Ways of Wild Kinship

How to Hold Nature in your Heart and Hand

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.

Forest Bathing

With each breath, I taste the autumn air, filled with the scent of sun-warmed leaves and the spicy aroma of the nearby marsh.

Chipmunk Dreams

At night as I climb under our winter quilt, I imagine the chipmunk, snugged down in its den, lying on top of a thick pile of leaves.

Chickadees for the Day

Pshht, pshht, pshht we call as we sit on the frozen ground so close to one another that we can feel the cold spray of our neighbor’s pshht.

Holey Leaves

Most leaves have been homes or restaurants for a variety of insects and other animals. From caterpillars and beetles to slug and snails many animals depend on leaves of trees to survive.

Black Bear Bites: Touch Something Wild

Imagine being able to touch where a black bear left its claw marks on a tree.