Another long summer comes to a close to make way for these fine autumn days. As I take some down time to heal from a bout of the coronavirus, I found myself finally finishing the latest edition of my newsletter, Art, Life & Ecology. As usual, I focus on the waterways and talk more about …
Life by Lake Erie After some life priority wrestling, my need for blue space finally prevailed. The shore along the western basin of Lake Erie in Sterling State Park. Photo by author. I am often surprised how long it can be in between shore visits. I know that spending time in blue space has many …
a moment at the shore
A lovely blustery day along the Lake Erie shore at Sterling State Park in Michigan. July 11, 2021 © Copyright Dawn Nelson, 2022
a time of new allure Spring Equinox and winter past. Read more in the Spring 2019 newsletter.
South Bass Isle
Solace of the south isle #lakeerielove
There is a place where the river flows into the open water of the lake. Something about the marsh and wilderness here invites a peaceful contemplation about nature and humanity, a simple coexistence with all living beings. I watched a Labrador retriever enjoy a good swim on his day off, while his human companion …
Creative strategies to communicate science
With so much clamor these days on environmental science literacy and policy leadership, I am encouraged to remember how to keep things simple. Such as, how can we best communicate about environmental science with children and community in a way that is meaningful and relevant? How can we engage creatively to make subjects interesting? Of …
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The View from Luna Pier
It's funny how you can live somewhere for a long time and never see some of the local natural beauty a place has to offer. A day trip to Luna Pier, Michigan was long in order for me, with a meander through Temperance on my way to find the shore. Public access to the beach …
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