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Naturalist Notebook

Reviews and journal entries inspired by nature in West Central Illinois.

Peace by Cindy Owsley

Posted by Christopher Enroth - Poem

Peace By Cindy Owsley The need to be alone nearly equaled the need for a close friend's hug and so it seems that inertia prevailed.   I packed multiple armloads of hackberry all split and dried into the cold cabin and started a fire in the woodstove.   It was seasonably warm for la...

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Coyote Rose Moore-2019

A Path Well Traveled

For many years now, it has been a regular routine of mine to walk the many trails on our property on a daily basis. It doesn't matter what the time of year. In the depths of winter and height of summer, these trails reveal nature's wonders to me at all times. We established walking trails about 12 years ago when we first acquired the property. At first, they were short trails because mo...

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