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Resources for Nature and Wildlife Book Lovers

I don’t know about you, but reading is one of my favorite hobbies.  When I’m not thinking about ways to help wildlife, I’m thinking about books that I’d like to …

School Daze and Frog Craze

Mary Quattlebaum shares a favorite book about a scientist whose career resulted from a childhood love of frogs.

Big As The Whole Outdoors

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum reviews the book Ladybug Girl, which celebrates a child’s creative can-do spirit.

Your Child’s “Happy Place”

How often do you visit your “happy place?” It’s that spot in which you feel safe, centered, joyous, soothed–and it’s all in your mind. For many adults, it’s a place …

A Green-Read Hour

Green Hour readers share their favorite kids’ books about the outdoors with Mary Quattlebaum.

Tending To Trees

‘Tis the season for greening, growing, budding and blooming. The trees in my neighborhood now sport tufts of tender leaves like bright spring hairdos. Yup, May is the month for …

Running–For The Fun Of It

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum muses on one of the pleasures of youth–running with no particular destination in mind.

Count Down to Spring

If your family is like mine, you’re counting down the days till spring begins officially on March 21. But this month delights in unpredictable weather. Lion or lamb? How did …

I “Heart” the Earth

Give back to the Earth for Valentine’s Day. Organize a neighborhood clean-up for play spaces, parks, or trails. Will your kids want to help? You bet. They might grouse about …

A Little Night Magic

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum shares one of her favorite books, “Owl Moon.”

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