Building a Bird’s Nest

It’s easy to assume that building a bird’s nest would be pretty simple, right? Birds only have little beaks and feet to work with… and that’s not even mentioning the common idiom of “bird brain” meaning stupid or flaky. Surely, we (arrogant) humans, with our dexterous fingers and big brains will find building a bird’s nest easy… or will we?

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Junior Ranger Birthday Party

Want to throw a Junior Ranger birthday party for your little nature lover? We had so much fun with this theme.

Not only did 7-year-old William’s idea align beautifully with our family’s love of nature and National Parks, it also made it easy to throw the party outside where the party animals could run free! READ MORE

Foraging Alaska-Style

When we weren’t out fishing or crabbing, I remember picking wild blueberries and snipping fiddlehead ferns as a child growing up in Glacier Bay National Park. The bounty that Alaska has to offer is mind-boggling and most of the time, the scenery in which you are harvesting is beautiful beyond belief. READ MORE

Tidepooling and Kayaking in Kachemak Bay

This is the second installment in my series of posts about Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge but I’m also including information about enjoying some of these same activities whether you stay there or not. READ MORE