Jack-in-the-pulpit Fond memories from childhood Wading in the creek ©Tanya Kohl 2020

Bee Bath

Honeybees need sources of water to drink and collect for their hives.  They can easily drown in deep water and a bee bath provides a safe spot for them to sit.  This is a super easy project.  All that is needed is a shallow container and rocks or other materials.  Find a good spot in…

Love My Native Plant Garden

All of my native plants are growing nicely.  I moved the blazing star from a pot on my deck to the ground next to the boneset.  It didn’t grow much last year, so I’m hoping it will thrive in it’s native soil.  The swamp rose mallow needs to be moved as well because the deer…

Happy National Wildflower Week!

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson “To look outside for the answers you seek is to dream. To look within is to awaken the wisdom that lies within.” -Sydney Banks “Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just…

Shenk’s Ferry – National Wildflower Week

National wildflower week is the first full week of May.  I wanted to celebrate by writing about Shenk’s Ferry Wildflower Preserve. Shenk’s Ferry is located near the Susquehanna River and is named after the Shenk Family, who operated a ferry across the river in the 1800’s. New signs and a new parking lot were added…

Happy Earth Day!

hillside of wonder at the wildflower preserve for all to cherish ©Tanya Kohl 2020

Shenk’s Ferry – Beauty of a wildflower!

“Man has created some lovely dwellings, some soul-stirring literature. He has done much to alleviate physical pain. But he has not … created a substitute for a sunset, a grove of pines, the music of the winds, the dank smell of the deep forest, or the shy beauty of a wildflower.” -Harvey Broome