October Oaks, Birds, and Saunters

“A saunter, properly undertaken, explores inner landscapes as well as the terrain that is being traversed. It is introspective while being shaped by the lay of the land….The purpose of sauntering, if there is one, is to experience nature deeply and to let curiosity grow.”
From A Pocket Guide to Sauntering. 

At New Tree School, we love to saunter. We have found that walking curiously in prairies and woodlands, taking under advisement the writings of Emerson, Thoreau, Dillard, and many other witnesses, sharpens our science and deepens our love. If one saunters forth looking for birds or oaks, she may find them. But the saunterer may find something beautiful inside as well. Ralph Waldo Emerson famously wrote “nature is loved by what is best in us.” We have found that to be true.

New Tree School saunterers under old chinquapin oak in Fremont County, Iowa

New Tree School saunterers under old chinquapin oak.

We invite you to look for birds and learn their songs, walk wildly in tallgrass and timber, and learn about conservation along the way. And let love grow. Click here for October Workshops and Saunters.

Available at New Tree School events.

Available at New Tree School events.