Wayside on the Browns Creek Trail

Celebrating The Wild Along Brown’s Creek Trail

Sometimes I wonder if our children can still find the wild that we grew up in.


Recipe For Saucy Homegrown Algae

Interested in whipping up a batch of blue-green algae for your next family gathering? Here’s what you’ll need.


Inside A Tiny Fairy Kingdom

They don’t get much acclaim, but I am strangely infatuated with mushrooms. They sprout up out of dried leaves and rotting logs on the forest floor in vibrant colors of red, orange, and yellow. I crouch down low to peer at the gills beneath their silky caps and look for tiny fairies hiding in the moss…
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Bumblebee on anise hyssop

Join The PolliNATION

Since your own lawn is small, you might be surprised to learn that turf grass covers more acres of land in the U.S. than the eight largest agricultural crops combined. Imagine what a difference it would make if all of us converted ¼ of our lawn to native plantings that provide habitat for pollinators, birds and wildlife.


Out Of Rock, Water          

While camping at Beaver Creek Valley State Park two weeks ago, my family enjoyed a weekend of simple pleasures and unexpected treasures.