From the files of Donald R. Kirk: Part 2. Mayfly Lore In my previous blog I introduce the … Read More...
Welcome…Let’s Go Camping
We LOVE sparkling streams, cirrus clouds, summer sunsets, musical waterfalls, buttercups in spring, clean air, pure water, meadow flowers, living marshes, animal tracks, sanderlings running before the tide, birds that sing, prairie grasses, fish jumping, desert sagebrush, pinon pines, colorful leaves, evergreen forests, wildflowers, snowbanks along a winter creek…
We want to share with you the BEAUTY of mountain grandeur, deep canyons, vast prairies, endless waters, infinite horizons, desert basins, starry skies, forest cathedrals…
We want to share the TRUTH as we know it about natural history, ecology, diversity of life, the interesting life histories of plants and animals, why plants and animals are where they are, how habitats work, where people fit, the critical need to protect our remaining life support systems…
We hope you will come to KNOW the great outdoors, familiarize yourself with it, feel at home out there, appreciate the natural world, recognize the roles that people play as consumers, producers, and as protectors…
We hope you will enjoy earth’s many wonders and form a deep bond with this beautiful planet. May you recognize the hidden wholeness in nature and come to cherish the earth.
View the Drawings & Paintings
of Janice E. Kirk
Here you can find paintings mentioned in my book, The Road to Beaver Park.
From the Pacific Coast, across the Great Basin, through the Mesa and Canyon Country, into the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado Plateau, and low deserts, including Death Valley and the Sonoran Desert, it was a feast to the eye, a journey of the heart.
Wild Edible Plants of Western North America
A best seller since 1970, this book has sold over 100,000 copies. It lists the great bulk of the edible plants found west of the Great Plains and in southwestern Canada and northwestern Mexico . . .
Cherish the Earth
Is Earth Stewardship biblical? Yes. For anyone wanting to understand what the Bible has to say about earth stewardship, here is one of the most complete discussions of environmental scriptures in print and comes with a scriptural index . . .
The Christmas Redwood:
A Forest Parable
An Advent tale of waiting and watching…A redwood seed, planted by wind on the very night Jesus was born, becomes the most steadfast of all trees on earth . . .
The Road to Beaver Park
Part travelogue, part natural history, part field course in art appreciation, the author records her development as an artist as she learns to paint and learns to see…