Griffith-Woods

Cycling in Griffith Woods

Our bike rides have multiple purposes: exercise, photography, active transportation and/or geocaching. With my last ride in Griffith Woods centered on exercise and photography, I decided to plan a ride based on geocaching. Planning For advance planning, the official geocaching website is a great resource. Search for the general area you’ll be visiting, open any…

Rocky-Mountains

Nearby Nature – March 2015

Spending time outside, close to nature, improves my state of mind and helps keep me active. So I’m always on the lookout for articles, reports and books that support my nature habit. I first came across Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder about 10 years ago. A…

Primula

Nearby Nature – February 2015

For background information on the benefits of noticing nearby nature, please read this post. Here are three nature things I noticed while out and about in our neighbourhood this month: 1. Backyard deer – A small herd of Rocky Mountain Mule deer spends part of each winter browsing, sleeping and generally hanging out in our…

Icy-Walk

Nearby Nature – January 2015

The start of a New Year seems an ideal time to start a new blogging habit. So for 2015 I’m adding a new monthly blog post to the mix. The inspiration for this new series is a recently published paper titled One thousand good things in nature: Aspects of nearby nature associated with improved connection…