Friday, February 26, 2016

Ramble Report February 25 2016

Today's report is written by Don. Here's the link to Don's Facebook album of today's Ramble.

28 Ramblers braved the chilly weather for the second ramble of the year.

Today's reading:

Linda read an excerpt from The Forest Unseen by David George Haskell, page 24:

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Ramble Report February 18 2016

 Here's the link to Don's Facebook album of today's Ramble. Today's post was written by Dale Hoyt.

Our first ramble of the year started with 32 Ramblers including 1 new rambler and 1 guest. This is a record turnout for us.

Today's readings

I read an excerpt from Nature Near Home by John Burroughs. This was one of Hugh's favorite passages. It reflected his belief, developed over the years he led our group. I wanted to read it on this, our first ramble without Hugh and Carol, as a tribute to Hugh's years of leadership. (I've changed some words, replacing he and his with more inclusive language.)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

History of the Nature Ramblers

This post was written by Dale Hoyt and is based on interviews with the participants and old emails.
History of the Nature Ramblers
This group started in the fall of 2011 when Shirley Berry and Anne Shenk, in response to Michelle Obama's call to "Let's Get Moving," started a group called "Circle of Hikers" with an emphasis on hiking rather than rambling. The early leadership duties were divided among Botanical Garden staff and volunteers: Ann Shenk, Shirley Harris, Susan Cooper, Wade Seymour and Hugh and Carol Nourse.