Rhode Island

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…

Snowshoeing in Weetamoo Woods

I’ve written about Weetamoo Woods before, but this time we went specifically to snowshoe. Here in Rhode Island, we don’t often get enough accumulation to use snowshoes. I’ll always remember how pathetic I must have looked the year I got them as a Christmas gift and in my excitement proceeded to try to use them […] Read more…

Colt State Park, Bristol, RI

I have a similar conundrum with Colt State Park as I do with Mt. Hope Farm. The place is so large and the scenery so varied, I’m intimidated trying to capture its essence with words or photographs. I’m just going to have to ask you to trust me – you need to stop by here […] 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…

Wreath Making at Faella Farm

A friend signed me up for a wreath making workshop held at Faella Farm in Peace Dale, RI yesterday. I woke up early and drove over in the sunny cold, listening to Christmas music and trying to get into the spirit. When I arrived, the other participants were already cutting their greens and chatting affably. The […] Read more…

Roots Farm

A few years ago, some good friends of ours moved back home from the West coast and started an organic farm. Until then, they had both been trained and employed as engineers and both had acquired advance degrees. I’m sure they got a few odd looks from both friends and family when they announced their […] Read more…

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