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Tag: nature observation

Forest Bathing: How spending time in nature reduces stress

This week’s blog post is written by Nick S., a Drummers alumni and monthly blog correspondent.  He talks about a tradition, originating in Japan, that involves getting out and into nature and how it can be good for your body and mind!  There are no specific rules, just your own pace and your own enjoyment of the outdoors.

Winter in a Pennsylvanian Backyard

This week’s blog post is written by Laurie, a Gobblers alumni and monthly blog correspondent.  She brings us her observations of her own backyard – and a window into her world of how, even though it seems like everything slows down for winter, there’s a whole lot going on outdoors!

Walking with Mangroves

This week’s blog is written by Wulfgar, a monthly blog correspondent and Drummer’s Alumni.  Beginning in ancient times, and taking us all the way up to present day, he writes about mangrove forests.  Read on to discover more about these unique ecosystems!

The Ring-Billed Gull

This week’s post is all about a seabird, whose distinct features and attitude have made it a common part of the beach-going experience.  Peter L., a monthly blog correspondent, writes all about these birds, giving us the facts about them as well as his beautiful original photographs!

One Track…Diet?

This week’s blog post is written by Nick, a new monthly blog correspondent and Drummer’s alumni.  He explores how, unlike us, some animals only eat one very specific type of food as their main diet.  He answers the question of how these species can survive on this single source of nutrients.