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NatureConnect Excursions Promise:
experiences that engage your natural self; lessons from Earth's teachers; connection with the soul of life.

We are recognizing the urgency of inviting a
deeper connection with the
wild nature of Earth as vital to life.  

We are realizing we must transform how we live
if humans  are to continue and thrive in
the face of the ignorance, devastation and destruction
we have caused to so many life forms.

We are discovering a wellspring of love,
hope and strength.  

We are re-discovering the power
and joy of in living interdependently with all life forms.
Opportunities for sacred
personal relationship with
the wild nature of earth,
one another and the
other-than-human beings
with whom we share
this amazing home.

Women and men building authentic
relationships with
all life. They are called to true themselves
to what
truly matters. They are committed to a
conscious, renewing, earth-based,
earth-honoring life.

Each of us gives time and attention
throughout the excursion to inviting
Nature to teach us
how to live with presence and instinct.

Each of us offers our unique gifts as
we travel into new landscapes, outer and
inner, and co-create our time together.  
What NatureConnect
Excursions offer:

Our time in the sacred landscapes always includes:

Becoming present
to the power of nature's mystery and influence

Exploring our purpose within our dependence on and love of the natural world

Kindling our natural desire to honor and protect all of earth's creatures & beings

Imagining a world of beauty and health for those yet-to-be-born

Developing our strength, our resiliency and our voice for the future

Together we journey, keenly observing & experiencing through our inherent naturalist's eye and heart.  We share our knowledge of geology, rocks,
plants, trees, animals, birds, marine life, stars, clouds, history, myth, our place, our heart, the life around us.  

Alone and together we explore, walk, hike, nap, sit in circle, and sit solo.  We  journal, share sacred stories and sacred silence.

We travel and meet the ones who reside in the forests, the mountains, and along the seascapes. The 4-leggeds: deer, antelope, horse, coyote, cougar;
the winged ones: hawk, eagle, magpie, jay, wren, vulture, gull, plover, crane, heron, quail; the water-dwellers: whale, seal, otter, beaver, muskrat,
salmon, trout, frog; the unique: snake, snail, spider.  We join them in their territory in deep curiosity and reverence.

We learn the lichens, grasses, trees.  We read the sky, sit upon the dirt and break bread together, sharing wholeheartedly and for a time, fall into love,
care and generosity.  

We build our strength for the return to our communities and these times.
More  About What We Do

Important Note to Friends of NatureConnect Excursions:
I will be on sabbatical following the Vernal Equinox Excursion until Epiphany 2015.
I will be on the
Climate Action March until June 30th. You can still sign on!
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This is what you should do:
Love the earth and sun and animals,
despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
stand up for the stupid and crazy,
devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants,
argue not concerning God,
have patience and indulgence toward the people...
re-examine all you have been told in school, church or any book,
dismiss what insults your very soul,
and your flesh shall become a great poem.  
~Walt Whitman
For the Earth,
Your Scout,
Judy Todd
Poetic Arguments
for the
End of Clear Cutting

Judy L. Todd,
Poet & Treeperson
Next Out
A  blue-sky, Colorado mountain
day on my bike.
Hello from the road...somewhere
in Colorado
Marcher John Abbe, Eugene,
makes the point for me
El Morro overlook in New Mexico