Sunday, September 16, 2018

my September 2018 montly post

Check out my daily blog for the month of September 2018 (Ingbing 2018). Each day shows some various activities that I do in science, art, nature, culture, land stewardship, and in learning about holistic good, morals, and beyond. I post a photo every day. 


My Daily Blog for 2018 September / Ingbing: Daily Blog   

        This month of September 2018, I made spicebush tea from the Spicebush, a native Michigan shrub.  My fall semester nature classes just started, I teach 6 classes this semester.  4 of them I teach at Fernwood Gardens, in Niles.  So far, I had only one class, during which we handmade soap, from scratch, from nature - using campfire wood ash (alkaline lye) and rendered fat (fatty acids).  See photos.  For landscape architecture, I started a planting plan for a backyard in Harbert.  In September, for my ecological restoration work, I helped to steward some wetlands at an apartment complex in Indiana.  My blog shows several September blooming prairie flowers, including the Cardinal Flower, Great Blue Lobelia, and of course the yellow blooms of goldenrods.  I even display a native Michigan orchid, the Nodding Ladies Tresses.   There are photos of animals in the great outdoors too, including beautiful orbweaver spiders, a beautiful cicada, a toad, and a tree frog with toe suction cups.  Happy Summer!  September is summer and part of the beach season, it's been hot here in Michigan in September, there are Lake Michigan beach photos too.  Michigan is just as beautiful as the Caribbean. I even saw a rainbow this month! 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

my August 2018 monthly post

Check out my daily blog for the month of August 2018 (Doipoil 2018). Each day shows some various activities that I do in science, art, nature, culture, land stewardship, and in learning about holistic good, morals, and beyond. I post a photo every day. 

My Daily Blog for 2018 August / Doipoil: Daily Blog   

        This month of August 2018, I saw many butterflies.  Look at my many butterfly photos this month.  For landscape architecture, in August, I met with Carol to discuss her permaculture farm and general design concepts.  My fall nature classes begin in September.  In August, for my ecological restoration work, I worked on prairies, woods, and wetlands, including Indiana DNR's Grand Calumet River wetland. Also, August is the height of prairie flowers blooming.  See many photos of prairie flowers in my August daily blog.  Plus, in a robin nest, I saw robin eggs, a robin the day it hatched, and when it grew bigger.  Additionally, I even visited a local labyrinth. 

Friday, July 20, 2018

my July 2018 monthly post

Check out my daily blog for the month of July 2018 (Siloi 2018). Each day shows some various activities that I do in science, art, nature, culture, land stewardship, and in learning about holistic good, morals, and beyond. I post a photo every day. 


My Daily Blog for 2018 July / Siloi: Daily Blog   

        This month of July 2018, I ate edible wild native plants, such as the Bee Balm flower petals.  My spring nature classes finished in May, my fall nature classes start in September. But, in July, I volunteered taught a nature class at a summer camp, Camp Hazelhurst, in Harbert, Michigan.  In July, for my ecological restoration work, some of it included planting native plants at a naturalized residential yard; plus, I sicklebar mowed an aggressive grass at a prairie. My blog shows several July blooming prairie flowers, including Black-eyed Susan, Butterfly Milkweed, Rattlesnake Master, and Queen of the Prairie.  I even have a photo of the plant that has the world's smallest flower!  There are photos of animals in the great outdoors too, including a dragonfly, a caterpillar, blinky butts, a frog, a mommy and baby deer, and birds.  Furthermore, July is part of the beach season, there are Lake Michigan beach photos too. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

my June 2018 monthly post

Check out my daily blog for the month of June 2018 (Hoehee 2018). Each day shows some various activities that I do in science, art, nature, culture, land stewardship, and in learning about holistic good, morals, and beyond. I post a photo every day. 

My Daily Blog for 2018 June / Hoehee: Daily Blog   

        This month of June 2018, I ate edible wild native plants, such as the Juneberry fruit and the Elderberry flowers.  For landscape architecture, in June, I met with Jody to discuss her permaculture farm, design plans, and site details.  My spring nature classes finished in May, my fall nature classes start in September.  In June, for my ecological restoration work, I worked on prairies, removing invasive exotic weeds. My blog shows several June blooming prairie flowers.  Plus, in a prairie, in a bird nest box, I saw baby bluebirds, the day they hatched and as they are growing. There's even a photo of a snapping turtle, that wandered into a laundromat.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

my May 2018 monthly post

 Check out my daily blog for the month of May 2018 (Yeeyoet 2018). Every month shows some various activities that I do in science, art, nature, culture, land stewardship, and in learning about holistic good, morals, and beyond. I post a photo every day. 
        This month of May 2018, I finished up teaching the my spring semester classes: "Nature and the Community Arts," and "Wilderness and Culture," at Fernwood Gardens and Benton Harbor.  On daily blog, see photos of nature classes activities.  For my ecological restoration work, I worked on spreading native prairie flower seeds onto prairies. The permaculture farm is slowly but surely moving forward, still in the planning stages in May 2018, but construction will begin in a few months.  Plus, the month of May photos exhibit several spring flowers budding and blooming.