Nature Note, Bend, Oregon, March 28, 2016 — Spring is in the air!  Northern flickers are flocking in groups in the juniper sage country of central Oregon.  My morning walks are alive with the sounds of flickers and here’s what they sound like (courtesy of Birds, Inc. on YouTube): Three cool facts about Northern Flickers: Ants? Read More →

World Wildlife Fund – Making a difference for our planet.  My membership renewal notice included more than a letter asking for my continued support.  Dedicated to conservation and education, WWF included “10 Simple Things YOU Can Do to Help Protect the Earth!”  And they are simple and easy!  Which is why I give a “Hats Off To…” Read More →

Striving to eat a more plant-based diet?  Incorporate yoga into your daily rituals?  Here’s a cookbook to inspire you along this journey! For the Love of Food and Yoga: A Celebration of Mindful Eating and Being explores how the inner awareness we develop on our yoga mats fuels our bodies, minds and overall states of wellbeing, Read More →

Hats off to you, REI.  “REI believes that being outside makes our lives better.  That’s why this Black Friday, we’re closing all 143 of our stores and paying our employees to head outside.” Couldn’t be more proud to be an REI member!  REI believes “a life lived outdoors is a life well lived and, instead Read More →