Stacy

Stacy is a gardener, birder, and naturalist, and the author of nearly 10 books, including The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book, The Secret Lives of Animals, Project Garden, and 101 Plants You Can't Kill.

Plants You Can’t Kill

Stacy Tornio is a journalist, garden writer, and former editor of the national magazine Birds & Blooms. She interviewed more than a dozen garden…

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5 National Parks in 4 Days

It sounds kind of crazy, right? How is it even possible to hike five national parks in four days? Welcome to Utah. No, it’s…

21-Day Recharge with Nature

  DAY 1: SUNRISE AND COFFEE  DISCLAIMER: I’m not as funny as I think I am. I feel like we should get that out…

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10 Awesome Kid Questions

During a recent school visit to Edgewood Elementary in Greenfield, Wisconsin, the students all wrote questions on index cards. Since I wasn’t able to…

Bekah guest blog

One of our favorite things is getting to meet get nature kids. We are thrilled to highlight a Wisconsin teen with this very special…

The Secret Lives of Animals

The Secret Lives of Animals is the perfect mix of field guide know-how and armchair entertainment. In addition to the standard field guide notes and…

Dragonfly Facts

If you take the time to watch the dragonflies, you’ll quickly notice they are amazing critters. How much do you really know about dragonflies…

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12 Twisted S’mores

  S’MORES! Graham cracker, chocolate, and roasted marshmallow…a classic for sure.  We’ve taken this traditional favorite and provided it with a new twist. Actually…

Fingerprint Flower Pots

My sister-in-law made these awesome fingerprint and thumbprint flowers pots for me one year. She snuck my kids over to her house for a…

The Truth About Nature

ABOUT THE BOOK  Does moss only grow on the north side of trees? Should you always wait thirty minutes after eating to swim? Do…

Make Your Own Rock Table

Do you have a child that likes to collect rocks? Here are two projects that are great for all those pockets of rocks they’ve…