Mike’s Overnight

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“I went into the woods with Molly for an overnight not really knowing what to expect. About an hour later I was watching an owl carry a water snake to its family in the trunk of an old tree. For Molly the emphasis is less on naming and categorizing nature and more on simply observing it–being grateful for it. At one point we followed alongside a porcupine lazily eating leaves and later we checked out bobcat bones on a bed of moss. I learned to look closely–at pinky nail-sized flowers embedded in the hillside and faint raccoon tracks in a fine stretch of dirt. Spending a day with Molly taught me to see the woods as a storybook that’s constantly telling and retelling itself at every moment.”
– Mike Schoch

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