January 5, 2011
My daughter sent me this pic of the 2011 Quadrantids. I missed them. :( She and I have had a tradition of standing outside in the early morning hours, freezing, and staring upwards for hours. We dress warm and hold onto each other. And, when we see one we jump up and down with excitement. It keeps us warm and happy. Sharing the joys of our natural world is an amazing way to spend quality time with the ones you love.
I'm a Master Naturalist and an outdoor enthusiast -- mostly kayaking, and I live on a Peninsula in the Chesapeake Bay. I'm the author of The Nature Fan, Nature Fan Activists, Green Earth Almanac, and Amanda's Geographic. Formerly, I ran the nationally syndicated column "National Green Activism" for The Examiner, and I was a key factor in the success of many campaigns. Make sure you don't miss a post, and subscribe by email! Thanks for reading.