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Beginner’s Guide to Nature Photography
By: Admin    July 27 2018 , 02:36 pm
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Category: Photography , Nature
“Every moment is an opportunity to capture, in that moment, something quite special.” Kaarina Dillabough, winner of Greentouchhub’s 2017 photo contest, said this in reference to her passion for nature photography. If you have ever been hiking or simply stared out a window at just the right moment, you know the feeling of wanting to capture the way the sun’s rays are peeking through the branches, or how water is curving around the rocks in a stream. With today’s technology, you can easily hone the craft of taking wonderful photographs of the natural world! Dillabough advised fellow nature photographers to “Snap away, stay aware. Heighten your senses to see things that others don’t see or pay attention to. Don’t strive for perfection, but rather, be in the moment. Trust your instincts.” With this in mind, you can easily start to find the right subjects for your photo...
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Hammocks and Camping
By: Admin    July 24 2018 , 01:57 pm
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Category: Camping , Outdoors
Hammocks can be the perfect bed for your camping experience! Although tents are usually the natural camping sleep choice, hammocks are becoming more popular as outdoor beds. A lot of campers report that they get a better night’s sleep in a hammock, versus a tent. Tents have plenty of positives, such as providing shelter from the elements, but hammocks can be more soothing and sleep-inducing. Read on to decide whether hammocks are right for you! Higher-Quality Sleep The best thing about hammocks is that they require no extra gear to make them more comfortable. Tents usually need a padded sleeping bag or possibly a cot. If you have ever slept in a tent, you know that there are often loose rocks or branches that you might have missed while surveying and preparing your spot. Sleeping on the ground can be very uncomfortable. With a hammock, you are suspended from the ground, which...
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Teaching Kids to Appreciate Nature
By: Admin    July 06 2018 , 06:00 am
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Category: Children , Nature
Some of the best childhood memories are made outside. Children’s imagination and energy should be nurtured, and nature is the perfect teacher. Playing outdoors is not only great for a child’s physical health but provides mental, social and academic benefits to their development through adolescence. Leave the video games inside and connect with nature instead! What’s So Great About Outside? Studies have shown that there is an academic advantage to the great outdoors. Science test scores improve by 27 percent when schools incorporate nature-based education and outdoor classrooms. Kids who are allowed unstructured playtime outside have improved social relations. They tend to learn about teamwork, make friends easier, and problem-solve which are critical life skills. Interacting with nature has also been shown to enhance children’s cognitive abilities and reduce sympto...
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Chore Chart for Your Summer Garden
By: Admin    July 05 2018 , 04:10 pm
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Category: Seasons , Gardening
Need a chore schedule for your summer garden? It is easy to let those lazy summer days pass by in a haze. Optimize your garden with this month-by-month guide of the best way to budget your time this summer! You will have beautiful blooms the entire season, and be prepared for the autumn climate shift when the time comes. June The first month of summer is a great time to get work done before the hottest days of summer approach. Take advantage of the beautiful June weather before the scorching heat of late summer and get all your seeds planted that you have been saving up. June is a great time to mulch if you want to reap the benefits. Mow your grass to about 2 1/2 inches in length. Any shorter can cause weeds and increase the damage done by drought. Deadhead and pinch back flowers and plants that need it. Succession planting can be a great way to plan crops f...
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Earwigs in the Garden
By: Admin    June 29 2018 , 08:00 am
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Category: Insects , Gardening
Earwigs are a common garden pest. Most gardeners will notice they have an earwig problem if the leaves of their flowers, lettuce, celery, or fruits have holes in them.  These creepy crawler invaders, also known as pincher bugs, are nocturnal and harder to come across during daylight hours. There are a few things to consider before you take action and exterminate the earwigs. If some of your bigger pests are aphids, snails, slugs, or larvae then the earwig may be beneficial to keep. Earwigs tend to eat the aforementioned pests. However, if earwigs are proving to be too much of a nuisance, refrain from using simple pesticides to get rid of them. These can harm benign insects, such as butterflies, which are helpful in your garden. Natural Pest Removal MethodsYou can try many natural alternatives to pesticides to relieve your earwig problem. Earwigs thrive in damp, dark places. By ...
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