Tag: winter hike

  • Walking with Fergus

    I asked Fergus—floppy-eared Muppet dog, as Steve calls him—if he wanted to go for a walk this afternoon. He treated the question with great suspicion. He rolled his eyes and curled more tightly into the kennel under the stairs, one with a broken latch that seems to be considered a safe cave for cats, dogs […]

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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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  • Winter news

    With temperatures above 0°F and sun overhead, the visuals are breathtaking on the banks of Cranberry Run today. Goat-tracked corridors criss-cross the upland sanctuary. Wild turkeys are on the move on the paths as these elusive birds forage in the floodplain and on the cover of the 2014 winter newsletter. Click of the cover to […]

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  • What’s Your Sign?

    Astronomers have posited that if you were to count each and every grain of sand on all of the world’s beaches, you still wouldn’t come close to the number of stars in the sky. As a matter of fact, it’s suggested that you’d have to multiply that number by ten before you’d even come close. […]

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