a celebration of Minnesota’s rich and diverse natural environment

The more civilized man becomes, the more he needs and craves a great background of forest wildness, to which he may return like a contrite prodigal from the husks of an artificial life.

Ellen Burns Sherman
the annual explosion of bluebells puts Carley State Park on the map
the annual explosion of bluebells puts Carley State Park on the map

Taking a walk in early spring and thinking about the coming limits to our freedom to move.
A late winter walk at Lake Maria State Park filled with bird song and melting ice.
https://youtu.be/qIo32VA3pmg
The volume’s turned up at William O’Brien as I take a half-day’s walk on muddy trails, ears open to the
solo snowshoe surprises https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBsWIa0LxjI