Poems about Sunflowers

At the end of summer, sunflowers are noticeable parts of the landscape. Poets William Blake and Kenneth W. Porter have both written about the sunflower. However, their poems feel very different.

Noticing the 72 Seasons

The 72 seasons ask us to slow down. If we think about everything in micro-seasons, the beauty of everyday life opens up. Each block of time brings its own magic, and likewise, its own poetry to the world.

August Poems

August has promoted many poets to pick up the pen and start writing.  Here are two poems by Lizette Woodworth Reese and Sara Teasdale that reflect my August experience.

NW Digest: Technobiophilia

Can technology support our connection to nature? Technobiophilia suggests that humans have an "innate attraction to life and lifelike processes as they appear in technology” and, if used thoughtfully, it can support our well-being.

Sunday Photo Recap

Welcome to our Sunday Photo Recap. Today we are sharing some of the photos that didn't make it to our website and putting the spotlight on a member of our growing IG community.

Sunday’s Photo Post

NaturalistWeekly.com is trying its hand at nature photography. We started an Instagram account with the goal capturing those everyday moments of nature connection. With a quick photo and some research, we hope to expand our understanding of the world around us. Here are four of my favorite photos from IG last week. Enjoy! White Spring... Continue Reading →

Evening Primrose: the plant and the poem

The Plant The Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) is a biennial plant native to North America and Canada.  The term “biennial” indicates that it takes two years for the plant to complete its life cycle. During the first year it only grows foliage.  In the second year, it will flower. (1) The Evening Primrose aptly gets... Continue Reading →

Ground Elder AKA Goutweed

Ground Elder (Aegopodium podagraria) also known as Bishop's Weed, Goutweed, and Herb Gerard. The name Ground Elder came to be because the leaves look similar to the Elder, although not identical. It is a member of the larger group of plants known as Apiaceaes.

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