Fostering a love of nature

A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles. Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire Edward Abbey is one of my ecological heroes and this sentiment kept going through my head on Saturday as we hiked at […]

Fostering a love of nature

Hiking With A Toddler

We’ve signed up for another Hike It Baby challenge and so we’ve been finding creative ways to get in miles. Wednesday morning we went toddler-led walk at Willamette Mission State Park. We splashed in the river, skipped rocks (well, we tried), and collected hazelnuts. It was fun to see Bug running, walking, and crawling with his buddies, […]

Hiking With A Toddler

We hiked it – baby!

I’m an ecologist by training and worked as an environmental educator for 6 years before I had Little Man.  One of the things I miss most about my job is that I had to get outside all the time. If I wasn’t outside and teaching a lot of the time then I wasn’t doing my […]

We hiked it  – baby!