Free City Walks around Seattle

Come walk with us. We are leading free fun and interesting urban nature walks in the greater Seattle area.

Our next walk is on July 9, 2017. We are busy designing it right now and will announce all of the fun details here soon! 

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Eleven signs of spring in the Pacific Northwest

Spring Azure Butterfly.© 2017 Curt Given/Given Photography  

  1. Earlier dawns
  2. Budding trees, despite the iffy weather
  3. Flocks of birds flying overhead
  4. Croaking frogs
  5. Appearance of butterflies and other insects
  6. Sun tracking higher in the sky
  7. Blooming wild daffodils
  8. Birds singing and displaying mating behavior
  9. Warmer sunshine
  10. Hummingbirds are back
  11. Baby plants poking their heads out of the ground

A Sweet Little Guide to Nature Me For You


A Simple Way to FEEL MORE JOY in your life

© Cary Given/Given Photography 2016



Journal Archive

Nine earthy ways to celebrate YOU on Earth Day

Earth day is all about recognizing our role in sustaining the earth. It's a reminder that we are all one global community sharing this great big planet of ours and what we do effects everyone and everything. Blah, blah blah. Let's approach it differently this year. Turn it around. Think of it as a new beginning.

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The science behind nature and emotional well-being

Throughout the last 20 years, I have spent much of my free time in nature. After countless nature-themed vacations, week-end getaways and day-trips, it has become apparent to me that emotional well-being and nature go hand-in-hand.

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How to recharge your week with a Saturday "play-date"

Your week was difficult...maybe even draining. Are you wondering how to change it up? Play. I know what you are thinking. Who has time to play? Not to mention play at what? But any life coach or psychologist will agree with me, saying that playing can be one of the best antidotes for anything that weighs you down.

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