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Natural History

Timber Press with Hike It Baby

November 13, 2018

a Rafflecopter giveaway Handcrafted for Northwest parents, educators, and caregivers that want to spark a love of nature, 50 Hikes with Kids highlights the most kid-friendly hikes in Oregon and Washington. Enter to win your copy now!

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Practicing the Japanese art of shinrin-yoku

October 15, 2018

Forest bathing can deepen a reverence for nature, and we can all take away simple, empowering lessons that help us reconnect with nature on a daily basis. We hope that the scientific facts peppered throughout the pages of Among Trees offer you insight, the prompts help you expand your practice, and the pages to record […]

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Among Trees: A Guided Journal for Forest Bathing

October 15, 2018

Among Trees is for people looking to further enhance their experience with the Japanese art of shinrin-yoku. Fully illustrated with gorgeous photograph of the forest and its inhabitants, it allows avid—and beginning—forest bathers to record and reflect on their therapeutic trips into the woods.

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The botanical history of the Rocky Mountain Range

August 22, 2018

Denver Botanic Gardens offers a brief overview of the botanical history in the Rockies to inspire you to dig into their new field guide, Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain Region.

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Climate change in the Rockies

August 22, 2018

The Rocky Mountains have been famous for winter sports for decades, and the summer appeal has grown as residents and tourists alike come to pay homage to the numerous national parks in the region. But the land is changing, and the effects of climate change are as specific to this region as the regional wildflowers that […]

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The origins of forest bathing

June 28, 2018

You’ve probably seen some of the many articles being published on Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese art of forest bathing. But this meditative practice isn’t just the latest trend in health and wellness—to understand the origins of forest bathing, we must understand how Japanese culture and the Japanese aesthetic support a unique relationship to nature. Yoshifumi Miyazaki, one of the leading experts […]

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What is Shinrin-Yoku?

June 28, 2018

Simply put, shinrin-yoku is the practice of walking slowly through the woods, in no hurry, for a morning, an afternoon or a day. Learn more about the science behind and benefits of forest bathing with international expert and author of Shinrin-Yoku: The Japanese Art of Forest Bathing, Yoshifumi Miyazaki.

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An interview with Yoshifumi Miyazaki of Shinrin-Yoku

June 28, 2018

Yoshifumi Miyazaki is one of the world’s leading experts on forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, the Japanese practice of connecting deeply with nature. Here, Miyazaki shares his journey from an inquisitive child to the renowned educator and researcher he is today.

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The significance of trees in Japanese culture

June 28, 2018

Perhaps because such a large part of the country is populated by forest, trees are particularly revered in Japan, and exemplify the relationship of “man in harmony with nature.”

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Everything you need to know to enjoy the wildflowers of Texas

June 7, 2018

No matter where you are in Texas, it is always a short trip to find wildflowers blanketing in numerous national, state, and local lands.

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