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Merry Christmas!

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48 responses

  1. Merry Christmas to you Mary and yours

    December 25, 2014 at 1:05 pm

  2. Same to you! A thousand thankyous for all your work. May you have an interesting 2015!

    December 25, 2014 at 1:17 pm

  3. Suzanne Elusorr

    Dear Mary,

    Merry Christmas to you and Emma. And thank you both for another wonderful year of showing and telling me things about what’s going on right around me that I would otherwise never have guessed.

    Wishing you both a fabulous 2015,


    P.S. What a sweet photo of Emma. It would be fun to see a bit more of her from time to time if/when she gets to go on discovery journeys with you.

    December 25, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    • Hi Suzanne. Thanks you so much. If you look carefully at October 2, 2010’s post, you’ll find Emma (minus white hairs)!

      December 25, 2014 at 1:38 pm

  4. Wendi

    Merry Christmas to you and thank you for the wonderful blog posts. I look forward to seeing what you discovered every day.

    December 25, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    • I’m very grateful, Wendi. Thank you!

      December 25, 2014 at 1:41 pm

  5. Doreen Morse

    Merry Christmas and hope for lots of interesting events in the natural world in the New Year.

    December 25, 2014 at 1:35 pm

  6. cassie

    Merry Christmas, Mary. Thanks for all your wonderful and informative post.

    December 25, 2014 at 1:44 pm

  7. Ritchie

    Thank you for coming into my home each day. I have huge respect for your talent.

    December 25, 2014 at 1:47 pm

  8. Christy Stout

    Thanks so much for the Christmas wishes. Merry Christmas to you and Emma from me and my chocolate lab Cedar. And thanks for your magical blog about our natural world.

    December 25, 2014 at 2:11 pm

  9. Christy Stout

    Merry Christmas to you and Emma from me and my chocolate lab Cedar. And thanks for your articles. I really enjoy them!
    All the best. May the magic continue.

    December 25, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    • Emma sends Cedar (great name!) Christmas greetings!

      December 25, 2014 at 4:09 pm

  10. Laura Luckey


    From: Naturally Curious with Mary Holland [] Sent: Thursday, December 25, 2014 8:01 AM To: Subject: [New post] Merry Christmas!

    Mary Holland posted: “”

    December 25, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    • Thanks so much, Laura. The calendar’s on its way, if it hasn’t already arrived. Sorry if not in time for Christmas!

      December 25, 2014 at 4:08 pm

  11. kbherold

    Thank you , Mary. Finding out about your blog has been a highlight of my year. Merry Christmas to you.

    Karen Herold Cumberland, Maine

    December 25, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    • How very kind of you, Karen. I feel so grateful for the people who take the time to read my blog!

      December 25, 2014 at 4:08 pm

  12. Ann

    Merry Christmas and many thanks for all sharing the wonders that the natural world has to offer.

    December 25, 2014 at 3:10 pm

  13. joanne

    Thank you for making our world much more interesting. Your posts are right up there with “brown paper packages wrapped up with string…”

    December 25, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    • How very kind your words are, Joanne. Thank you so much!

      December 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm

  14. Michael Robinson

    Hello Mary and Emma,

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    Thank you for your wonderful posts.

    I have bought your book about beavers and the one about milkweed. My five year old grandson loves them, especially the one about beavers.


    December 25, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    • Thank you, Amy! ANIMAL EYES is coming out next month, and I think it may be my best children’s book yet. Your grandson is lucky to have the grandmother he does!

      December 25, 2014 at 4:01 pm

  15. Sebetich, Michael

    Thanks, Mary. Merry Christmas to you and family. Keep up the great work. Mike

    Michael J. Sebetich, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor of Biology William Paterson University Wayne, NJ 07470

    Home phone: 973-423-4046 ________________________________

    December 25, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    • Thank you, Mike. I’m so glad you enjoy my blog!

      December 25, 2014 at 6:16 pm

  16. Penny March

    Thanks so much for your blog–always something new and interesting! Sic Emma on that calendar thief!! Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2014 at 5:47 pm

  17. Thanks, Mary. May 2015 be a wonderful year for you and yours!

    December 25, 2014 at 6:04 pm

  18. Randi Filoon

    Merry Christmas Mary! And my gratitude for sharing the wonders of nature all year long. Much love,❤️ Randi

    Sent from my iPad


    December 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    • Hi Randi,
      I am so grateful for kindred spirits, and to reconnect with you! Many thanks.

      December 25, 2014 at 11:41 pm

  19. Annette

    Thank YOU so much, Mary! I feel blessed that you share your curiosity, knowledge, and insights with us every week of the year. Your generosity is so much appreciated! Wishing you a joyful holiday and many delightful adventures and discoveries outdoors in 2015!

    December 25, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    • Your words are so gratifying, Annette. Thank you so much.

      December 25, 2014 at 11:40 pm

  20. Sara DeMont

    How delightful to have Emma join is on Christmas Eve . She is a fine guest and we were very happy to have you join her .Hapyy New Yaear.

    December 26, 2014 at 4:25 am


    Mary,  Merry Christmas to you and Emma, too! I just got a new puppy – Ziva – German Shepherd. So it is full time bonding and training around here.  Happy New Year! All the best,  Judi

    December 26, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    • What fun (and work) a new puppy is! Emma send Ziva lots of licks!

      December 26, 2014 at 6:57 pm

  22. Gwyn Loud

    Thank you for your holiday wishes, Mary, and thanks for how you enrich our lives on a daily basis, teaching us about our natural surroundings. Happy New Year to you and Emma!

    December 26, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    • Hi Gwyn,
      Thank you so much and a wonderful 2015 to you!

      December 26, 2014 at 6:56 pm

  23. Linda Wurm

    We all thank you for the magic of “open eyes”! Spent the morning with the grandchildren tracking in the snow and talking about animals in the winter.Your book is truly enjoyed by so many people.
    Happy New Year to you and sweet Emma!

    December 26, 2014 at 6:26 pm

  24. Dianne and Ed

    Dear Mary,

    Thank you for this heartfelt Christmas card with the photo of your beloved Emma.

    May your NEW YEAR be filled with an abundance of natural curiosities.

    :-), Dianne

    December 27, 2014 at 1:39 pm

  25. Peggy Timmerman

    Dear Mary,
    My friend John O’Brien introduced me to your blog and I have really been enjoying it for the last 5 months. I have learned a lot and want to thank you for the time and effort you put into it.
    We lost our Emma last year (a german shorthair)–when I saw your photo I just had to write. There is nothing like walking in the woods (or marsh or prairie) with a dog as your guide! Hope you and your Emma have a wonderful new year doing just that.

    December 27, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    • Thank you so much for writing, Peggy. I’m sorry to hear about your Emma. My Emma is 11 years old, and I don’t believe I’ve taken a picture without her by my side or in my canoe with me. I tell her she has to live forever! A wonderful 2015 to you, as well!

      December 27, 2014 at 8:23 pm

  26. Fran Philippe

    Thank you so much and I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your emails being a part of my life. They’re the best!!

    I hope the new year is filled with peace, love and many more discoveries.

    December 30, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    • Thank you, Fran. It’s wonderful to know there are so many kindred spirits out there!

      December 31, 2014 at 2:12 am

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