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Naturally Curious Blog Celebrates 9th Anniversary

4-3-19 9th year of NC IMG_4482Nine years ago Naturally Curious, the book, was published, and shortly thereafter this blog was conceived. The natural history events and curiosities of nine springs, summers, falls and winters have been documented on this site. While certain subjects which herald the arrival of a season appear annually, the goal is to introduce new discoveries with most posts. It is my fervent hope that readers have enjoyed traveling through the past 108 months with me, celebrating the diversity and beauty of this magnificent world of ours.

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37 responses

  1. vtbee

    Well done, Mary!!
    I enjoy your blog, calendar and numerous books and share them widely.

    April 3, 2019 at 7:23 am

  2. Deborah Luquer

    It is a lifeline. The very best.

    April 3, 2019 at 7:28 am

  3. englishrtcc

    The arrival of Naturally Curious to our inbox is a highlight of our working day. David and I often exclaim over it, and then try to figure out where in our Hartland treks we might look for the wonders you expose daily. THANK YOU for the steadiness of your efforts, Mary, and the daily reminders of the beauty of our world.
    -Meredith and David Liben

    April 3, 2019 at 7:29 am

  4. Dee Dee Niswonger

    It’s been a couple of years since a friend showed me your blog, and i love it! thank you so much for pursuing such a generous, interesting, informative and just plain terrific idea!

    April 3, 2019 at 7:32 am

  5. Janet Crystal

    Congratulations on nine wonderful years of this blog. I have learned so much from every single blog. I hope you keep this up forever! Thanks for doing this for all of us.

    April 3, 2019 at 7:33 am

  6. Congratulations and well done Mary. I am sure the impact of your book and this blog have far reaching educational value. Thank you for all of your work.

    April 3, 2019 at 7:36 am

  7. Congratulations! That is a long run. You are a great role model for me as an emerging naturalist and nature writer.

    April 3, 2019 at 7:38 am

  8. Lin Peyton

    My GO-TO email first in the morning and I carry it within all day, my eyes/ears/nose/brain/heart opening wider with each blog as I look about me….
    What a GIFT these blogs are and your books are, MARY— what a gift you are to all of us!

    April 3, 2019 at 7:44 am

  9. Rita Pitkin

    Thank you Mary. I thoroughly enjoy every bit of your writing.

    April 3, 2019 at 7:52 am

  10. Melanie Cerne

    Thanks for 9 years of pleasure and learning! Love your books for my youngest grandson.

    April 3, 2019 at 8:00 am

  11. Gale Harris

    Congratulations! Thanks so much for bringing me closer to nature. It heals on so many levels.

    April 3, 2019 at 8:22 am

  12. Alice Pratt

    Mary: you are an excellent photographer, talented writer, and a patient teacher of the natural world surrounding us. Thank you so much!

    April 3, 2019 at 8:27 am

  13. Sarah Zuccarelli

    Congratulations ! The only church I will ever worship in is the Church of the Natural World and you ring the bells daily ! Thank you!!
    Sarah Z. NH

    April 3, 2019 at 8:33 am

  14. Val Cunningham

    I love the book and the blog, Mary, I’ve learned so much from both, and want to thank you for all the time and thought you put into ‘Naturally Curious.’ You are the best source for information about the natural world that I’ve ever found.

    April 3, 2019 at 8:47 am

  15. A dear, now departed, friend introduced me to you some years ago. Now every day when I read your blog, my friend sits on my shoulder (so to speak), enjoying your photos and information with me. Thank you so much for this wonderful exposure to the wonderful world of nature that surrounds us.

    April 3, 2019 at 8:56 am

  16. Kathie Fiveash

    Thank you, Mary, for your work as a naturalist, your unending pleasure as a nature-lover, and your skill as a teacher. You have become an important part of my life as I go about my own watching and thinking and writing. Like all those above, I am full of gratitude to you. Sending love and appreciation…

    April 3, 2019 at 9:02 am

  17. Cindy Trahan-LIptak

    Congratulations, Mary, on your milestone! Your commitment has enriched many lives. The blog has become an important part of my day. I’ve learned so much and frequently share it with others. Thanks for increasing awareness of our amazing natural world!

    April 3, 2019 at 9:41 am

  18. Jane Moody

    A spark of joy and wonder each morning. Thank you, Mary

    April 3, 2019 at 9:48 am

  19. kathryn

    Enjoyed Naturally Curious? I’ll say! It (and you) have enriched my life, made me more observant, certainly made me more knowledgeable about the things that are important to me. Thanks, Mary! Happy 9th!

    April 3, 2019 at 10:01 am

  20. Congratulations, and thank you so much for your blog! It’s one of my favorite parts of the day.

    April 3, 2019 at 10:48 am

  21. Frances Howes

    Happy Birthday!!!

    Sent from my iPad


    April 3, 2019 at 10:58 am

  22. Eric Wegner

    happy anniversary! it’s been a great ride.

    April 3, 2019 at 11:07 am

  23. Thanks for all your work Mary—I’ve learned so much from the blog and your books!

    April 3, 2019 at 11:16 am

  24. Elizabeth Dillman

    I always enjoy your blogs and the wonderful photos that accompany them.
    Thank you so much Mary!

    April 3, 2019 at 11:37 am

  25. Mary Jo Carlsen

    Your blog is wonderful, Mary. Thank you so much for sharing what you see and know with us!

    Our first grandchild is coming in August. We already have each of your children’s books to give him. Thank you for those, too!

    Mary Jo


    April 3, 2019 at 11:57 am

  26. The only thing that pleases and excites me more to find in my Inbox is occasional photos of my grandkids, but they don’t arrive with anything like the regularity of your blog. You are a marvel, and I deeply appreciate all your offerings – the books, the calendars, and this wonder-filled blog! Thank you so very much, Mary!

    April 3, 2019 at 12:01 pm

  27. Carol Abbey

    And I hope the blog still keeps on coming. I’ve learned so much and learned to appreciate even more. Thank you, Mary Carol Abbey

    On Wed, 3 Apr 2019 at 07:23, Naturally Curious with Mary Holland wrote:

    > Mary Holland posted: “Nine years ago Naturally Curious, the book, was > published, and shortly thereafter this blog was conceived. The natural > history events and curiosities of nine springs, summers, falls and winters > have been documented on this site. While certain subjects wh” >

    April 3, 2019 at 12:14 pm

  28. Susan Daley

    Congratulations, Mary! I get much pleasure from your insightful commentaries and great pictures and have learned a lot – long may your blog continue!

    April 3, 2019 at 12:57 pm

  29. Libbet

    I have SO enjoyed traveling through the woods and the months and years with you..
    You greet me most mornings and you are wonderful morning company..
    And on those days when I can’t get outside you have given me a taste of the wild so I can get through the day.
    Thank you THANKYOU thank you

    April 3, 2019 at 1:49 pm

  30. Sue Wetmore

    The best thing that I get on my iPod!
    Thanks Mary for giving us nature at its best.
    Sue Wetmore

    April 3, 2019 at 2:36 pm

  31. Viola

    Hearty Cpngratulations, Mary, on the ninth anniversary of Naturally Curious! Your story is one of celebrating curiosity with informative writing and splendid photographs that put the spot light on the wonderful marvels of nature. That is key in my world. I’m ever so grateful. Many thanks. You have enriched the lives of many thousands

    April 3, 2019 at 4:59 pm

  32. Eugenie

    Mary, your blog is the way I start my day. Thank you.

    April 3, 2019 at 9:03 pm

  33. Congratulations, Mary. A unique, informative and always interesting blog!

    April 3, 2019 at 9:23 pm

  34. phil bane

    Many thanks Mary for sharing all of the wonders of the natural world
    that surrounds us

    Phil in Freedom

    April 3, 2019 at 11:43 pm

  35. Sara A. Foster

    I love your posts! Often I sure them with my first grade students and we all learn something new! Thank you for your dedication to bringing us new information about our amazing world, especially here in New England! Subsequently, I have your books and many others from Arbordale Press! That’s a gift too! Thank you!

    April 4, 2019 at 6:51 am

  36. Meredeth Allen

    I and all my friends to whom I’ve sent your blog, find it astonishing! Please keep up your wonderful work.

    April 4, 2019 at 9:27 am

  37. Rachel Stern

    Thank you for your wonderful emails which cheer me each week and I look forward to receiving.  You capture our natural world and in a click something wonderful is revealed.  I appreciate you and your insights and all the beautiful photos, Many thanks, Rachel

    April 4, 2019 at 10:38 am

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