Pollinator pathway takes shape in Addison County

A local group is encouraging people to make their property welcoming to butterflies & bees.

Matthew Dickerson: On hubris and nature

Recently I had to leave the bubble of Addison County in order to help a family member. My trip took me across some areas of rural New England. Since I was driving alone, I had plenty of time to appreciate the landscape. For me that often means admiring th … (read more)

Matt Dickerson: Ephemeral nature

Ephemeroptera. That is the scientific name of the family of insects known more commonly as mayflies. The word is made up of two roots that come to us from Greek, through Latin. The first root is related to the modern word ephemeral. Though ephemeral has c … (read more)

Ways of Seeing: Connecting with nature refreshes

Recently I listened to an interview of Micah Mortali by Tami Simon, of Sounds True. Mortali, who is director of Kripalu schools, spoke about the practice of “rewilding,” which he explores in his new book, “Rewilding: Meditations, Practices, and Skills for … (read more)