With every sentence I write, it seems as though another inch of snow has fallen. What once seemed like an inconvenience is now a welcomed seasonal event, especially since nothing is too eventful these days. I have grown to enjoy the snow in part because of my toddler who loves being outside no matter the weather.

I have found that each season presents unique opportunities to connect with and experience nature. Some days are perfect for identifying animal tracks and discovering (or inventing) the story that they tell. Others are great for foraging wild things, like holly and twigs, to add to frozen sun catchers (also known as ice ornaments or natural stained glass).

Kara Ferraro is the executive director of the Strawberry Hill Foundation. Strawberry Hill inspires stewardship of our natural world by connecting the community with educational opportunities.

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