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Sep

Wild Things in September

We’re going to try something a little different for this month of Wild Things. Instead of recapping my families nature explorations throughout the past month, for this post I’m highlighting natural events to look forward to in the coming month. Feel free to share a natural occurrence that’s happening in your neck of the woods. I’m […]

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31

Jul

Wild Things in Summer

As quickly as it came, summer is already on the decrescendo. The heat broke the last week of July, the days are shorter, and the wild sunflowers are reaching up to the Kansas blue sky ready to burst. I missed a wild things post in June, so I combined June and July’s nature adventures together. […]

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Jun

Wild Things in May

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) Images from top to bottom: 1. “Listening for baby animals” 2. Five little, hungry beaks 3. Sea of bees 4. Early morning strawberry picking 5. Prairieland 6. Prairie rose 7. Sketching May’s full moon 8. Spooky beautiful pre-storm sky 9. Fairy umbrellas 10. […]

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May

Wild Things in April

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) Images from top to bottom: 1. Tadepole hunt 2. Big ol’ tadpole 3. Old path/New path 4. False rue anemone 5. Spring beauty 6. yer majesty, Queen Trout lily 7. Wildflower sketches 8. First snail sighting 9. More tadpoles 10. April Showers […]

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Apr

Wild Things in March

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)  (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) Lion, lamb, lion, lamb, lion, lamb… March ticked tocked back and forth between winter and spring. This year spring came prematurely with blooms and animals surfacing early, but not without cold bursts and even a surprise snow on Easter morning- […]

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Feb

Wild Things in February

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) Our adventures in nature for February ended in sunshine. Ahhh sunshine! The days have been windy and warm and cold and up and down and back around true to transitional Kansas weather. One day the pond is frozen and the next day it has thawed […]

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Jan

Wild Things in January

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) This January was one of highs and lows– A moody month of balmy sunshine and bitter cold. I don’t mind the cold, but the the warm sun-rays were refreshing especially after being cooped up in the house with sickness. The girls, Will, and I were […]

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Dec

Wild Things in December

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) Winter is here. The Winter Solstice arrived and went leaving a soft coat of snow that fell just before the month’s end. The girls couldn’t get enough of the snow, eating it by the handfuls. Since the snow came late this year, there was […]

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Nov

Wild Things in November

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) This November started out with warmth and sunshine and is ending with a frosty bite. I used to be sorrowful when fall’s colors faded, but I have a new fondness for this month– The way the blazing light illuminates the […]

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Oct

Wild Things in October

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) Oh, October. You were good to us. Lawrence, Kansas has an ego in autumn. The city wears the season pridefully like a loud, orotund parade of the trees. Boom! Bloom! Two pumpkin patches are only a 5-minute drive from home, and I’d often […]