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The RISD Nature Lab, Providence, RI

The Rhode Island School of Design (aka RISD) maintains a very special place to inspire their students to engage with our biological realm. The Nature Lab was created in 1937 by faculty member Edna Lawrence, for the purpose of “supporting hands-on creative investigation and research into the relationships inherent in the dynamic living world.” This […] Read more…

Mt. Hope Farm, Bristol, RI

It’s pretty crazy that I’m just writing about Mt. Hope Farm now (other than quick Moonwalk mentions), considering I go there at least once a week. I think I’ve just been intimidated by the idea of trying to capture all the parts of it that make it so special. It’s my favorite place to watch […] Read more…

Weetamoo Woods, Tiverton, RI

Weetamoo Woods is over 600 acres of protected woodlands, managed by the Tiverton Open Space Commission. The property’s nine trails take you through various habitats including white cedar swamp, meadows, oak holly forest, streams, and stands of rhododendrons. There are also remains of an old colonial sawmill and a Native American quartz quarry. We hike […] Read more…

Google’s Field Trip App

Happy Weekend! I found out about a cool (free) Android and iOs product this week. Field Trip was created by Google and is designed to further engage you with your surroundings by acting as an instant and customizable field guide. The app runs in the background and if your device’s location services are turned on, […] Read more…

Shelburne Farms, VT

I’m not going to say much about Shelburne Farms, except GO THERE NOW. Actually, most of the property is closed November through April, but MAKE YOUR TRAVEL PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR NOW. I had heard that Shelburne Farms was awesome, I knew it was a large working farm with lots of great educational programs. But nothing could […] Read more…

Borderland State Park, MA

Last weekend Jeff and I were looking for a new place to bring the dog, and he came across an online listing for Borderland State Park. I’d never heard of it before, but upon arrival we could tell it was a much-loved park property. We had to wait in line to pay the $2.00 fee […] Read more…

Moonrise Walk at Mt. Hope Farm

The Bristol Land Conservation Trust hosted another Moonrise Walk with Mt. Hope Farm this year. Our event was part of series of more than 60 scheduled outdoor activities called RI Land Trust Days, a two month-long celebration of land trusts in RI. This year, the skies were even clearer and we didn’t need our StarMap app […] Read more…

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