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High Summer Labyrinth Walks

What fun hosting  Bankers Trust staff and clients and welcoming an out of town visitor to the Phoenix Harmony Labyrinth.  Tuesday, July 11 was steamy and threatening storms.  But, the hardy crew engaged in lively discussions and asked probing questions about the more simple lifestyle we embrace at Winding Pathways.  Now, simple does not mean […]

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Bears! Oh, My!

Bears sightings are in the west are common and increasing across the northeast. Mountain lion sightings and encounters are well documented in Los Angeles, CA. A guest blog by Susan Fehsinger, New Hampshire “I’ve spent most of my life in southern New Hampshire. Growing up, we never heard of bears being anywhere near our area, but […]

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Foiling Chipmunks

Our dining room table overlooks a tiny pond circled with large stones. Many wild animals come to drink or bathe. One of our favorites is the sleek Eastern Chipmunk. Often, chipmunks fill their cheeks with seeds that fall from our bird feeders and carry them off to a stash. One summer we watched a clever […]

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Life Cycle

Nature is not all sunshine and roses, cute baby animals and gentle breezes. Sometimes nature is rough, sometimes vicious, sometimes other creatures simply clean up carcasses of fallen animals. This spring the Heartland has had its share of hail, winds and heat.  The front yard maples and Phoenix Harmony Labyrinth’s budding Bur Oak survived by […]

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Box Elder Bug on Rug

Box Elder Bugs

Lots of box elder bugs are traipsing through homes this winter to the consternation of human occupants. This amazingly common and crafty insect is a true bug named for common box elder trees. You don’t have to have box elder trees nearby to “enjoy” visits by the bug. Maple and ash trees of several species […]

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