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The Curious Naturalist’s Blog

Mary and snapping turtleBecause I love to open minds and create a sense of caring for the earth and its creatures, I write the “Naturally Curious” blog. Natural history is my passion and a joy to share with others. However, each post takes me an average of half a day, between selecting a subject, photographing it, researching it, writing about it and laying out the post. Given that five to seven posts a week have been published for 2 ½ years, I have decided I need to ask for some financial support for this endeavor. If you feel my blog is something you appreciate and adds something meaningful to your day, your contribution toward my efforts would mean a tremendous amount to me. If you so choose, you can make a donation by clicking on the “Donate” button on my blog. While I will continue to write/photograph the blog, your endorsement will make my efforts more affordable. Thank you so much. Mary
(Photo by MS Henszey: and technical assistance by Lulu:

20 responses

  1. Amy Hoffman

    Mary, I’ve tried to donate twice and the way your page is set up, its requiring something from PayPal. I don’t use PayPal. Even though I’d like to donate, I can’t.

    July 31, 2013 at 11:23 am

    • Amy, that page also has a link for alternate payment by major credit cards.

      July 31, 2013 at 11:44 am

      • Thanks so much for responding to Amy, Suzanne.

        July 31, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    • Thank you, Amy, so much. I’m not sure why you don’t have the option of using any one of a number of credit cards. When I click on “donate” it highlights Paypal, but also gives you credit card options. (There are tiny pictures of different credit cards you can click on.) Can you let me know if you don’t have those options? Thanks!

      July 31, 2013 at 12:02 pm

  2. Susie Peters

    Good plan, Mary.  I enjoy it every day and have shared it with friends and family.  Is there an address so I can send you a check, rather than doing an online transaction? Thanks for your wonderful sensibility and caring. Susie Peters

    July 31, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    • Hi Susie,
      My mailing address is on its way to you. Thank you so much. Mary

      July 31, 2013 at 6:32 pm

  3. Michael Gelsanliter

    Hi Mary,

    I would be happy to donate but would rather send you a check. Is that possible? And if so, could you provide me with an address.



    July 31, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    • Address being emailed to you, Michael. Thank you so much. Mary

      July 31, 2013 at 6:31 pm

  4. I’m happy to contribute Mary, and just did – your blog is a gem in my daily life, and I don’t want to lose it!

    July 31, 2013 at 2:23 pm

  5. Babs Barber

    I am most happy to contribute. I look forward to your blog everyday.

    July 31, 2013 at 6:25 pm

  6. Kathie Fiveash

    I am thrilled to be offered the opportunity to support your good work. I learn from you every day. Thank you so much for all you do!

    July 31, 2013 at 11:57 pm

  7. Polly Forcier

    I would like to donate and wonder how. Polly Forcier


    From: Naturally Curious with Mary Holland [] Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 6:51 AM To: Subject: [New post] The Curious Naturalists Blog

    Mary Holland posted: “Because I love to open minds and create a sense of caring for the earth and its creatures, I write the Naturally Curious blog. Natural history is my passion and a joy to share with others. However, each post takes me an average of half a day, between “

    August 1, 2013 at 12:10 pm

  8. dellwvt

    Mary, I’m so glad you put out this request (and I had no trouble with the donation process. Just wish I could do more.)
    Your work is astounding and inspiring, and your daily messages are always a delight! Some days they are the first thing I open, when I look at my e-mails; other days I save them till last. Either way, they provide such a welcome break from all the schlock that fills my Inbox, and I always learn something new and fascinating. Thank you so much for your dedication to this worthy project! You are a wonder!

    August 1, 2013 at 1:59 pm

  9. Mary – Your blog is the first thing I open every morning with such pleasure and anticipation. Thank you for making me ever aware of how surprising and awesome Nature is. And how very precious.
    Glad to donate.

    August 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm

  10. Irma Graf

    Thanks for your wonderful blog, Mary. I feel you should have asked for contributions a long time ago!


    August 1, 2013 at 7:54 pm

  11. Leslie English

    dear Mary Holland, I want no blogs except for yours! it is a joy every time it comes. Will donate $50/year thank you for your inspiring and generous work! warmly Leslie English

    August 2, 2013 at 1:41 am

  12. viola

    Hi Mary,
    I can’t let this opportunity go by. Your blog is too important to me. But I’m also unable to get PayPal to work for me. Can you e-mail your address to me and I’ll send a check as others have done. Thanks! I, too, love the information and the photos.

    August 5, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    • Hi Viola, Thank you so much. My mailing address is 134 Densmore Hill Road, Windsor, VT 05089. I was advised not to put it (my address) on the blog — sorry for the inconvenience! I’m so glad you enjoy the blog. Mary

      August 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm

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