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Some of Victoria's quieter places. Photo by Andy M. Smith

An epitaph for quiet

Quiet may be extinct, I thought atop the Highlands’s Jocelyn Hill. I was far from the nearest road, but the whine and hum of traffic climbing the Malahat drifted across Finlayson Arm. And then a helicopter whirred into view below, drowning out pretty much everything else. My friend Don tells Read more →

Young girl in nature. Photo © Julie Morris,

Nature schools put the kinder back into the garden

Nature schools are popping up like mushrooms around here. The preschools and kindergartens immerse kids in local parks and green spaces for half-days and full-days at a time. The kids play outside. They stay outside. They learn about plants and animals, they look at bugs and pond critters, they make Read more →