Saturday, August 11, 2018

Ramble Report August 9 2018


Today's Ramble was led by Dale Hoyt.
Here's the link to Don's Facebook album for today's Ramble. (All the photos in this post are compliments of Don.)
Today's post was written by Dale Hoyt.
Today’s Focus:
34 Ramblers met today.
Today's reading: Dale read the July 20th entry from An Almanac for Moderns by Donald Culross Peattie (1898 – 1964), published in 1935.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Ramble Report August 2 2018



Today's Ramble was led by Dale Hoyt.
Here's the link to Don's Facebook album for today's Ramble. (All the photos, except where otherwise credited, in this post are compliments of Don.)
Today's post was written by Dale Hoyt.
11 Ramblers met today.
Today's reading: No reading today.
Today's route: Down the access road to the passionflower vines, then up the hill to the prairie patch and then return to the Visitor Center.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Ramble Report July 26 2018


Today's Ramble was led by Linda Chafin.
Here's the link to Don's Facebook album for today's Ramble. (All the photos in this post are compliments of Don.)
Today's post was written by Linda Chafin & Dale Hoyt.
Today’s Focus:
26 Ramblers met today.
Announcements:
Congaree National Park field trip: A small group of Ramblers decided to visit Congaree National Park, outside of Columbia, SC, Nov. 9 – 11, 2018, stimulated by a recent article in the New York Times. If any other Ramblers are interested in joining us you can find more details on our Announcements page.
Nature Rambler book club: Linda and Dale have been talking about a book club that would focus on “nature” books, broadly defined. Before we get started we need to find a free place to meet once a month. If you know of such a venue please email suggestions with the Subject line “NR book club,” to Dale.
Catalpa "worm" (really a caterpillar)
Show & Tell: Gary brought in a “catalpa worm” aka “catawba

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Ramble Report July 19 2018


Today's Ramble was led by Dale Hoyt.
Here's the link to Don's Facebook album for today's Ramble. (All the photos in this post are compliments of Don.)
Today's post was written by Dale Hoyt.
24 Ramblers met today.
Today's reading: Don read a poem, Dance of the Butterflies by his Facebook friend Kristina Plaas.
Dance of the Butterflies

Friday, July 13, 2018

Ramble Report July 12 2018


Today's Ramble was led by Linda Chafin.
Here's the link to Don's Facebook album for today's Ramble. (All the photos in this post are compliments of Don.)
Today's post was written by Linda Chafin (plants) & Dale Hoyt (animals).
Today’s Focus: Staying in the shade.
26 Ramblers met today.
Announcements:

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

What You Can Do with Poo?



A family of Burrowing Owls
(By travelwayoflife (Flickr: Owl Family Portrait) [CC BY-SA 2.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

For many years it was thought that only humans used tools. Then chimpanzees were seen using sticks to get termites and folding leaves into cups to hold water. After that it was

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Ramble Report July 5 2018


Today's Ramble was led by Dale Hoyt.
Here's the link to Don's Facebook album for today's Ramble. (All the photos in this post, except when otherwise credited, are compliments of Don.)
Today's post was written by Dale Hoyt.
28 Ramblers met today.
Today's reading: Richard read The Summer Day by Mary Oliver.
Dale read the June 29th entry from Donald Culross Peattie’s An Almanac for Moderns:
THE merest beginning upon a little specializing in the