Entries by Daniel

Ed in The Journal News

Ed Bieber has been leading kids in the outdoors for decades, introducing about a quarter million kids to the wonders of nature, and making our mission at The Nature Place a reality every single day. As many of you know, Ed is currently undergoing brain surgery that could reduce and reverse some symptoms of his […]

Ed’s Corner

It’s About Time We think we can manipulate time, twist it like a Gumby, do whatever with it. For example, we say we can save it, spend it. But I don’t know of a time bank where you get time interest from the time you put into it. You can have a great time, a […]

The Season of Squash

Our cooking instructor, Eva Szigeti, describes one of fall’s most notable vegetables and some imaginative uses for it. If summer is the peak in the circle of the seasons, then winter is the valley, and fall is a gentle stroll downhill into the land of winter. Fall is a season that brings no promises, but […]

Bring on the Barberries

Wild food forager Paul Tappenden introduces us to a superfood found growing by some of our favorite hiking trails. Barberries are an introduced plant in our area, having escaped captivity and made their home at the edges of our woodlands. Straight off the bush, the small elongated red berries tend to be rather tart, but they can […]

Garbage Can Challenge – October Update

Okay, so, the moment of truth: how much garbage did you produce this month? What’s your family’s baseline? I’ll tell you, if you tell me :). Well, that’s not exactly how this newsletter thing works, but I would love to hear from all of you with a comment on this post! Our family (2 adults […]

Time Off

Chuck Stead, our beloved camp storyteller, gives us Ricky Cramshaw’s musings on ‘time’…   Uncle Mal looked again at his wristwatch. shook his head, and said, “That Indian is never on time!” Me and Ricky Cramshaw and Cindy Maloney were on our way down to the river to look for floating stuff. It had rained […]

Garbage Can Challenge – YOU IN!?

This past spring, a few of us camp administrators got together and watched the movie Plastic Paradise (Warning: watch before you think about showing this to your children, there are some graphic parts). It was truly horrific, BUT equally inspiring. The film spells out that unless we, the consumers, stop buying plastic, it will not […]

Upcoming Fall Events

24th Annual Food and Farmers Festival this weekend When: Saturday, September 23rd, 11 am – 4 pm Where: The Hungry Hollow Co-op Market @ 841 Chestnut Ridge Road, Chestnut Ridge NY Join us at the co-op’s annual celebration of farmers and local food producers, featuring live music, grilled local food, organic cotton candy and popcorn, nature […]

So Long, Sweet Summer…

With school underway and tinges of yellow and orange cropping up in our trees, its plain too see that fall is upon us and summer is gently waving goodbye. And what a beautiful, magical, exploratory, nature-ific, fresh, funny summer it was. Here are a few treasured memories from this summer, to carry us through the […]