Author Archives: tashakatt

Moments in Time

I love reading New Year’s Resolutions. I think it gets at who we really are and what we are trying to be. They are beautiful in their very humanity – do we look inwards to try to make ourselves better, … Continue reading

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Long Nights In the Forest

This is a poignant time of year – full of festivities and family gatherings and things to do – but it’s also the time when dusk creeps in at 4:45pm and it seems we spend most of our hours in … Continue reading

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Native Seed Balls

When the leaves are gone and frosts are glistening on the roof-tops and in our gardens, it feels like the November blahs are about to come knocking at the door. The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dipping, and … Continue reading

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The Good Witch

Each November there is a guided hike in Altona Forest – all about recognizing and identifying trees by their bark, buds, and growing patterns. One resident tree we discuss is the native witch hazel. With graceful spreading branches, it has … Continue reading

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Through New Eyes

This month I’m giving my space to someone else who wanders the forests… and with a keen eye and open heart to places like Altona Forest. Someone discovering Altona Forest with fresh eyes: https://hikingthegta.com/2018/09/02/altona-forest/ When I moved to this area … Continue reading

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As You Like It…

‘They’re having fun wrong!’ What? This has been floating around in my head for about a year. The quote is funny and quirky and borrowed from a tv show, but this declaration is the distillation of confusion and friction between … Continue reading

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Iris: Welcoming a Wetland Worker

Hot, sunburned, covered in mosquito bites, smeared in mud … that’s me. This is not my idea of fun. I actually hate mud, bugs, and humidity – ask anyone who knows me. I get sun rashes and can’t stand worms. … Continue reading

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