May 11th, 2019

Silence

I recently read a book entitled “Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives” by Jane Brox. And I thought that it would be about nature because, for me, nature and silence go together….

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Silence

Mar 30th, 2019

Squirrel Behavior

I have spent countless hours as a peeping tom observing the many wonders of nature that exist in my back yard. Something that intrigues me pertains to how squirrels behave. I have built six squirrel boxes which I call their…

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Squirrel Behavior

Feb 17th, 2019

A Personal Search

At birth I was born a young boy already 8 yrs. old, no responsibilities, no homework, no judging, just playing SPUD in the street, until an infrequent car came along and altered the game—and then many years later when I…

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A Personal Search

Jan 7th, 2019

The Wonders of Nature . . . Not Necessarily Pleasurable

“The forest was constant and endless and patient above all things; it only tolerated the village, perched here as if on a cliff that must someday give way.” (Lake in the Clouds, Sara Donati) “The forest was patient above all…

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The Wonders of Nature . . . Not Necessarily Pleasurable

Sep 4th, 2018

The Squirrel and the Chipmunk

I have a lot of squirrels and chipmunks in my backyard, and I mean a lot.  My wife and I feed them, and have provided a housing development for the squirrels, which we call estates 1, 2, and so on…

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The Squirrel and the Chipmunk

Aug 29th, 2018

Summer 2018 Newsletter

This Spring and Summer, we continued to strengthen our partnerships in the community, including with The Alliance for Early Childhood in their Let’s Play Community Play Days, The Forest Preserves of Cook County Restoration efforts, and the Chicago Botanic Gardens Inspiring Nature…

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Summer 2018 Newsletter

Jul 31st, 2018

Voyage Chicago Interview with Daniel Kielson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Daniel Kielson. Daniel, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today? I grew up in Rochester, New York, open spaces were special, and I was fortunate…

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Voyage Chicago Interview with Daniel Kielson

Jun 29th, 2018

Wonders of Nature

“Look there’s a fawn in the water just up ahead.” said my wife sitting in the bow of the canoe.  “And it can’t get up he bank.”  She was referring to one of our early morning canoe trips in the…

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Wonders of Nature

Feb 18th, 2018

Early Winter 2018 Newsletter

Education and Nature Play BYNC continued working with our local partners to connect children and adults with the wonders of nature through education and nature play events… We brought a Pop-Up Nature Play Area to winter Let’s Play day BYNC…

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Early Winter 2018 Newsletter

Oct 27th, 2017

Sunday Breakfast with Daniel Kielson

While growing up in Rochester, New York, Daniel Kielson could have hit the sidewalks or trampled leaves and twigs through a park for his 15-minute walk to school each day. It was an easy choice. The park, always the park….

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Sunday Breakfast with Daniel Kielson

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