Two Links and a Book

I’ll post something of more substance this weekend (I have enough photos and ideas saved up at the moment for about four different posts, actually!) but I just got back from an overnight training trip to another 4-H center in the central part of the state, a five-hour drive away, and I’m pretty tired.  As much as I’m enjoying the coast I loved getting up out of the coastal plain and into the inland deciduous forest for twenty-four hours.  The trees there were just starting to show a little autumn color, taunting me about the fact that I’m going to miss out on fall foliage for a second year in a row.

Anyway, I thought for now I’d just share links to a couple other Georgia nature blogs I’ve recently discovered.  First, The Wild Suburbanite is the blog of one of my new coworkers, and it’s very well-written and interesting and you should all go check it out.  Second, I discovered Postcards from the Outback when its author left a comment on my last post; he’s in the Atlanta area and writes largely about children and nature, topics that when together are guaranteed to catch the attention of an environmental educator like me.

Also, this afternoon I finished the book Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land, by Janisse Ray.  It’s an eloquent collection of essays about piecing together a wilderness corridor connecting Okefenokee to Osceola National Forest.  (Okefenokee is one place I definitely need to visit while I’m in this part of the country!)  As someone who’s been more or less a nomad for the past several years – in the past three years I’ve lived in Ohio, Arizona, Wisconsin (briefly, for a summer program), Canada, Australia, and now Georgia – I really envy Janisse Ray her roots, her strong sense of place.  I can’t recommend this book highly enough.

One final note: you may have noticed the look of this blog changing around lately, and that’s likely to continue as I play around with different WordPress themes trying to find something I can live with.  Just don’t be surprised if you drop by one day in the coming week and things look completely different.

Good night, y’all!

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