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Naturally Curious’s Fall/Winter Schedule

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Northern New England is quieting down. Many birds are migrating; turtles, frogs, toads and snakes are soon to seek their winter hibernacula; insects have laid eggs or are overwintering in sheltered spots. Naturally Curious is also making a seasonal change. From now until the end of March there will be three posts a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Come spring, a five-days/week schedule will resume.


25 responses

  1. Bern R

    Dear Mary, Thank you so much for sharing. We are deeply grateful as a family, too.

    I hope that you are all finding some peace as your family moves through the first year without your son-in-law, and I am so happy that you asked us all for help for your family. My daughter, who sent a small check (is adult no kids) felt in community with you because of your book I gave her and your column. We just never know how life will gift us when we think we cannot go one step forward for some reason. Asking is a humility that we often do not practice easily, but is also a gift to the giver.

    In Gratitude to you and Nature, Bern Rose Barre VT


    October 11, 2017 at 8:38 am

    • I am so touched by your kind words. Many thanks.

      October 11, 2017 at 9:03 am

  2. Alice Pratt

    I will be looking forward to your posts, Mary…enjoying your wonderful photos & learnng more from all your interesting facts. Thank you, so much!

    October 11, 2017 at 8:48 am

  3. Trish

    Thanks for all these wonderful reports of our natural world.

    October 11, 2017 at 8:59 am

  4. GOOD for you!

    October 11, 2017 at 9:34 am

  5. Thea Lahti

    What a beautiful photo. It would make a nice Christmas card.

    October 11, 2017 at 9:42 am

  6. Treah Pichette

    Have a good rest! As I put away my garden, I also look forward to some down time. Thanks for all the work you do on this very interesting blog.

    October 11, 2017 at 10:06 am

  7. Phil Fitzpatrick

    Good for you !

    October 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

  8. Roseanne Kramer

    Thank you for all you do. I read your post every day you post them and save them in a folder….

    October 11, 2017 at 10:38 am

  9. Speaking of eggs, I saw many tiny hard white dots on green leaves in my garden and also on a cedar bench. Am wondering what they are? At first I thought insects but they are firmly attached, very hard, and difficult to scratch off. Took pictures but don’t know how to send them via this email. Many thanks for your posts! I look forward to them daily!

    October 11, 2017 at 10:43 am

  10. C Tate

    I am grateful for every post you do, Mary. And I am glad you see fit at this time to adopt the pace of nature.

    October 11, 2017 at 11:01 am

  11. Stallworth Larson

    So glad you are not going into total hibernation yourself. You do deserve a break and thank you for making our lives so much more interesting. And per my last, long ago post I appreciate your sticking to the nature facts you so generously provide us with and avoiding hot button political topics like so called climate whatever.

    October 11, 2017 at 11:19 am

  12. Judy Copa

    Thank you, Mary. I’ve really been enjoying your posts.

    Sent from my iPhone


    October 11, 2017 at 11:39 am

  13. Amy Hoffman

    I will miss you very much.

    October 11, 2017 at 1:06 pm

  14. Viola

    Certainly a slowing down is due to you, Mary. I don’t know how you keep up the pace of daily interesting facts on our flora and fauna as well as superb photos to accompany. In addition, there are new books and calendars with moral and physical support for two very key family members. I hope the coming mid Fall, Winter, and early Spring will be healthy and safe for you. Thanks for all you do to enrich the lives of many. You know and share so much about our natural world.

    October 11, 2017 at 2:58 pm

  15. judilindsey


    That sounds reasonable! You need a rest, too!

    Judi 🙂


    October 11, 2017 at 5:25 pm

  16. Beatty Hunter

    We’ll miss you on Tues. and Thurs. but you certainly deserve a little time to yourself. Just don’t Quit!, Pleeeze!

    October 11, 2017 at 5:52 pm

  17. joey corcoran

    Thank you so much, Mary. Although we may never meet, I can’t tell you how much I enjoy your posts and all i’ve learned from you. Three times a week seems very reasonable and will continue to be appreciated. Enjoy your winter respite.

    October 11, 2017 at 8:58 pm

  18. mak3s sense to me.. good for you!

    October 11, 2017 at 11:39 pm

  19. Jean Harrison

    What a lovely fall/winter photo. Enjoy your slower pace.

    October 12, 2017 at 1:19 am

  20. Chris

    Thank you, Mary! I am happy that you are giving yourself a little breathing room.

    October 12, 2017 at 7:35 am

  21. Dudley Carlson

    Thanks, Mary. We’ll miss you on the in-between days, but I hope this gives you time to support your family and help them rebuild their lives. Your close observations, thoughtful comments and wonderful photos enliven and strengthen my days. Happy winter to you!

    October 12, 2017 at 1:13 pm

  22. Kathy

    Mary, I love the ice photo! I hope the lighter schedule works well for you, I imagine you are helping your daughter. I am finally reading a book: “A Natural History of Tinmouth, Vermont” by George LeBoutillier. I bought it years ago from Marty Curtis and am just getting around to it. In his acknowledgements he thanks Mary Holland Richards. I wonder if he meant you or a relative? Kathy McDonald

    Sent from my iPad

    October 16, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    • Hi Kathy,
      Yes, George was a dear friend, and I so admired both his writing and his beautiful art work. A wonderful memory is of taking him out in a canoe on the Tinmouth Channel when he couldn’t paddle any more. Such an amazing man.

      October 16, 2017 at 10:36 pm

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