Carolyn S. Combs, M.S.

Author - Sharing Nature with Children

Walking With Aspen - A Nature Blog

Post Image: Paw Prints in the Snow
By: Carolyn S. Combs Category: Nature Posted: 13 March 2019 Views: 11

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: Helping Forests With Fire – A Short Article About Prescribed Burns To Share With Children
By: Carolyn S. Combs Category: Conservation Posted: 1 February 2019 Views: 5

Helping Forests With Fire – A Short Article About Prescribed Burns To Share With Children

Fire is coming! The burn boss and his team lower their face shields and ignite their torches. They begin dripping fire onto the thick oak litter. Leaves and bushes hiss and crackle as flames devour them. This team lights about sixty mini wildfires in forests across Michigan each year.Why would th... Read More
Post Image: Beavers in the Midst!
By: Carolyn S. Combs Category: Nature Posted: 11 January 2019 Views: 13

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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