Carolyn S. Combs, M.S.

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Post Image: A March Morning on the Prairie
By: Carolyn Combs Category: Nature Posted: 6 March 2020 Views: 51

A March Morning on the Prairie

"The place as we know it today is the fruition of the hopes and plans of many people who believed that the best way for one to find meaning in life is to immerse oneself in, and fully appreciate, nature."  Ron Eggleston, Board of the Friends of Fenner Conservancy writing about Fenner Nature Cente... Read More
Post Image: Paw Prints in the Snow
By: Carolyn S. Combs Category: Nature Posted: 13 March 2019 Views: 81

Paw Prints in the Snow

As Aspen and I entered a wooded park in Mid Michigan, our feet squished and squeaked through several inches of snow.  Warm overnight temperatures had deflated the snow cushion. For the first time in months, I slipped off my gloves to snap a photo without worrying about frostbite.The trail led u... Read More
Post Image: Beavers in the Midst!
By: Carolyn S. Combs Category: Nature Posted: 11 January 2019 Views: 85

Beavers in the Midst!

Aspen and I set out on a trail parallel to the Red Cedar River. The trail ran along the top of the river’s steep south bank, and we could see the water sliding by below. The woods were quiet that morning, and I was aware of the crunching of our feet on the snow-strewn oak leaf litter. Past a se... Read More

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