Florida State Parks – Gold Head Branch

When European settlers first arrived on the eastern shores of Florida in the 18th century, sandhill ecosystems dominated the coast. Golden wiregrass swayed beneath the green needles of pine trees, a habitat now managed by staff at Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park through regular prescribed burns. The landscape is mesmerizing. Read the rest…

Duke Nicholas School – Why I Knit My Own Sweater

Over New Year’s weekend, I spent a very relaxing few days binge watching Downton Abbey and just taking it easy as 2016 rolled into 2017. I can never sit completely still while watching television, so I happily took to the couch with my newest knitting project: a sweater. Read the rest here!

Nat Geo – Two Days at the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

The Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) encompasses over 6,000 acres in coastal Alabama, opening a nature center, trails, and guided trips to locals and visitors. In October, I myself became one of those curious visitors! My husband and I crossed the Fish River in the afternoon, pulling into the Nature Center parking lot…