Category: Exploring Nature

Exploring the many ways humans value nature.

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After the Last Night, by Mom

June 8th, 2014.  Two days after Rudy’s last night outside. Hi to the world, Thanks for the wonderful ride.  I never guessed it would be anything like this. Rudy and I feel like we are in shock. It’s over, but...

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Snoreoutdoors Meets the Hawk Ridge Birdathon

Last weekend was the Hawk Ridge Birdathon, this weekend is a band trip, after that is a canoe trip and then that’s it!  June 6th and my year will be done!  I’m hoping that many will join in and sleep...

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Melting Out of our Winter Shells

Spring has finally decided to show its face here in Duluth.  Sure, there’s still a foot of snow on the ground, but it’s been in the sixties for two days now.  Everything’s all soggy, including my tent in the tree platform....

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A Night in the Quinzhee

Here’s an essay I wrote for my high school composition class. A Night in the Quinzhee Every night, I pull on an assortment of cold-related garb and head outside to sleep.  People have asked me why I do this.  My...

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Mouse for Dinner? 1/20/14

Last night I was trying to figure out what to do with the mice in my quinzhee wall, but I couldn’t think of anything at first.  Then I watched Never Cry Wolf with my family.  For those of you who haven’t seen...

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A Mouse in my House 1/18/14

There is a mouse in my house.  And it’s driving me crazy.  At least, I think it’s a mouse.  For the past two nights, I’ve woken up to the sound of scratching about six inches into the wall of my...

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Melting Polar Vortex: drip… drip… drip… 1/11/14

The “Polar Vortex” is finally over!  Good news, right?  I don’t have to sleep in a snow cave that’s 0 degrees every night!  It was over 20 degrees this morning, and it’s supposed to get warmer.  That’s where the bad...

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