How to Find Local Parks & Trails

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2020 is the perfect year to find local parks, trails, waterways and campgrounds that are new-to-you. You know how most of us think we have to go on a road …

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Gear-Up for the Coming Cold Weather!

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For many of us, moving into autumn means moving into cold weather. That doesn’t have to mean hibernation!! I’ve found there are two major factors in not retreating indoors during …

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Wild Edible Berries of the Midwest

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The wild edible berries covered here are found in the Midwest of the US, since that’s where I live. There are so many others, too, but this will get you …

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15 Favorite Rocky Mountain Wildflowers

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Some of my very favorite wildflowers are the tiny-but-tough alpine flowers that only the privileged few who hike up into the high altitudes get to see. They always makes me …

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15 Favorite Midwestern Wildflowers

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Wildflowers are one of the wonders of our natural world. They grow, literally, everywhere (except maybe Antarctica) in mind-blowing variety. One of my favorite things about being outdoors during the …

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