Tomorrow is New Year's Eve, it's remarkable how much one forgets through the year, going through the archives I wrote much more than I realized and not at all about what I thought I had - that memory thing is quite the illusive beast (one of the many reasons I take so many photos).
Starting in January we learned about lichens and backyard birding - with bird profiles for all the backyard birds I could find.
Traveling through time to early signs of spring, spring wildflowers, first bloom reports, phenology at Barnes preserve.
Leading into summer, summer dreams, flowers (I didn't write about my garden on here, that was mostly instagram I suppose), finished the one year study at Barnes Preserve (the last one I had going... it was super interesting - all of the studies - but I don't know about starting new ones, on one hand it's a great way to see and observe and dedicate yourself to getting outside at least once a month, on the other hand who knows what this year will bring, will we move, will we stay - okay I guess that's invalid as we can always visit once a month if we do move. Okay okay okay).
Into fall flowers and folklore (I just received the best present pertaining to this, more along this line to come - thanks uncle Mark!).
Calendar fundraiser raised lots of fun and funds for the local parks (thank you all!). December is now moving into January and the next few days will be spent in reflection, in dreaming, and in goal setting for the new year. What do I want to accomplish, how will I do so, how to be the best version of my self, and so on.
I will say (and this is not sponsored content or anything like that) the Wilderness Center has some really amazing programs coming up this year including one on keeping nature notes, meeting (about) once a month either at Barnes Preserve or at The Wilderness Center (your choice), I am so excited about this (and should probably reserve my spot) learn more about that HERE (<--OAKS 2019 program) or go to www.wildernesscenter.org for their other offerings.
Anyway, here are some screenshots of the highlights from this past year, don't forget to check out the Archives for great content from the past!
I wish you all the best year to come, I hope 2019 sees you in good health, lots of time in nature, with good friends, and prosperity in all aspects of your life.
Happy hiking, I appreciate you all! <3
Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.