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Where do You find Antler Sheds?

Where do You find Antler Sheds?

One February morning I took a short work break and walked through the woods near a parking lot and a busy road.  I wasn’t paying attention to where I was walking until I stepped on a hard-pointy object. It was a huge deer antler that a buck had recently dropped....

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2019 Labyrinth Walks

Labyrinths have been integral to this year's activities. Locations have spanned from the East Coast to the deep South, and from Alaska to Hawai'i. Catch up with Winding Pathways' 2019 walks at 1080 Laughing Labyrinth website. May you enjoy labyrinth walks in 2020....

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Gratitudes 2019

Gratitudes 2019

For many people, 2019 was a roller coaster year in some respects. A habit I have developed is writing down each day a gratitude on a sticky note and placing each in a jar on the counter. Then, at the end of the year (three years now) I read them and select a few to...

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How do We Make It Through Mid-Winter Doldrums?

How do We Make It Through Mid-Winter Doldrums?

Savoring Seed Catalogs There’s a surefire way to tell we are in the depths of winter.  It’s the arrival of garden seed catalogs in the mail. We get many at Winding Pathways. Some come from massive companies that sell a wide range of flower and vegetable seeds plus...

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How Do You Track Animals in Winter?

How Do You Track Animals in Winter?

When the next soft snow falls, go tracking outside!  A mid-December 2019 skiff of snow delighted us. There was not enough of the white stuff to shovel but the thin white blanket that covered our yard revealed who visited the night before. The dimples of deer tracks...

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What is Aldo Leopold’s Legacy?

What is Aldo Leopold’s Legacy?

As dusk enveloped us, Sandhill Cranes winged over in groups of three or four, heading for their overnight roosting sites. We were at the Aldo Leopold Foundation near Baraboo, Wisconsin. Conservation philosophers often cite three authors who framed the modern...

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How About These Animal Encounters!

How About These Animal Encounters!

We asked readers to send along some curious animal encounters. Enjoy these guest blog entries as we wind down 2019. From the East Coast to the Upper Midwest and ranging to Alaska and Hawaii people interact with or encounter wildlife in rural and urban areas. Birds SF:...

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The Legacy of Baraboo

Iowans share history with Baraboo, Wisconsin. Two famous families began their lives and careers in Iowa and landed in Baraboo. This fall we toured the charming town of Baraboo, took in Circus World, and basked in the glow of the Leopold Center's work on...

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