The Scent of Winter

One of my strongest memories of winter from childhood is what it smelled like. Growing up in Missouri, our winters were often bitterly cold–temperatures routinely dipped into the single digits–and so dry that I spent months with chapped lips. I remember calf-deep layers of snow on the yard, fluffy powder covered in a thin ice [Read More…]

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Connecting to Nature in Human-Centered Places

Over the weekend I answered a query on Tumblr from a pagan feeling disconnected from nature while living on their college campus. I figured there might be other folks facing the same challenge, whether that’s on a campus, or working every day in an office building, or otherwise unable to get out into more wilderness [Read More…]

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Morals For the Sake of Morels

Our morals are shaped by human empathy and the social contract. My morals, in addition, are shaped my morals–and tomatoes, and cows…. [Read more…]

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Want To Notice Nature More? Here’s How!

I was privileged to be a guest of honor at this year’s Pagan Spirit Gathering. It was my first PSG, and I thoroughly enjoyed being around hundreds of my fellow pagans in a beautiful rural setting. I also took the opportunity to put on my naturalist hat and see what flora, fauna, fungi and other [Read More…]

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Offerings For a Nature-Based Path

Lupa Greenwolf discusses more eco-friendly and eco-effective offerings for a nature-based spiritual path [Read more…]

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There Are In Nature Neither Rewards Nor Punishments–There Are Consequences

Lupa Greenwolf returns from her hiatus with a consideration on right, wrong, and wolves. [Read more…]

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