Tag: night hike

  • ‘Gotta Get Gund’

    The headline of this post is a slogan from some years ago. The toymaker Gund used it to promote sales of their plush animals. It’s borrowed to encourage Easter bunnies to place toy rabbits, chicks and ducklings in baskets this Spring and to discourage everyone from giving live animals as gifts. Brownie is our resident […]

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  • Girls’ night out

    What’s more fun than a winter hike? A winter NIGHT hike, naturally. On the eve of the Winter Solstice, 7 Girl Scouts, their leaders and sibs, earned their Hiking badge in the nature preserve. We set out at 6 p.m., flashlights in mittened and gloved hands. The sky was a little hazy, but we could […]

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  • An astronomical page-turner

    In 2016, the Bluffton Public Library organized a hike on the trails of The Quarry Farm. Next month, another hike will take place–this time, under the stars. Star Walk @ The Quarry Farm Thursday, Feb. 23 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm (“Cloud Date” Feb 25, same time) The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve 1/8 mile north […]

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  • Cold fire

    Overheard in a local check-out line: “We just didn’t have a fall this year.” Oh, but we did. It was an autumn rich with analogous pigments running up and down the warm side of the color wheel. Northwest Ohio had a Fall on fire. Fortunately, the fire wasn’t a consuming inferno like the one raging […]

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