Ethics of Collecting: Backcountry Bonsai

Originally posted on Michael Hagedorn:
Collecting has been a thing for years in North America. And like many places, we do have eye-candy in wild areas that supports our bonsai desires. Wherever you live, if you go out seeking trees, please educate yourself in how to do it. Or buy trees from those who do know. Dan’s words about this subject are so good they… Continue reading Ethics of Collecting: Backcountry Bonsai

New Apprentice at Crataegus: Jarryd Bailey

Originally posted on Michael Hagedorn:
In the summer of 2016 a visitor from Tasmania dropped into our studio for a visit. He spent a few hours with us, and asked if by chance there were any openings in classes the next couple weeks. As it happened, there was an unexpected opening and we were able to spend three days in a Seasonal session with Jarryd… Continue reading New Apprentice at Crataegus: Jarryd Bailey

River Trail Nature Center: Birdwatching, Hiking, and Much More

Originally posted on Nature in Chicagoland.:
Where: 3120 Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062, 847/824-8360, Web Visited: June 23, 2017 and April 18, 2017 Quick Review: A nature center that features: Beautiful views of the meandering Des Plaines River, great birdwatching, and three easy-to-hike trails through forest and wetlands. Many birds. Yes, I know I just mentioned them, but they’re worth another mention. They are everywhere. A… Continue reading River Trail Nature Center: Birdwatching, Hiking, and Much More

De Bos Wetland trail. Wednesday 25 April 2016

Originally posted on HERBS:
A large group of Wednesday botanical enthusiasts set off on Wednesday on the new trail that Frank Woodvine has laid out on De Bos farm, next to De Bos dam on the Karwyderskraal road, in the Hemel & Aarde Valley. The trail will be self-guided with arrows indicating the way and numbered posts with a descriptive guide explaining features of interest… Continue reading De Bos Wetland trail. Wednesday 25 April 2016