Woodland Play

“Before nature can become sacred, it must be accessible. It must be lain in and walked on, climbed up and run down. It must ooze between fingers and toes. It must be eaten, whole, and again.” – from Rick Van Noy’s book, “A Natural Sense of Wonder”

Three of the critters discovered during yesterday’s woodland play:
Some Red-backed Salamanders have iridescent flecks. For more images and information about this common eastern species click here: Eastern Red-backed Salamander

This enormous centipede (Lithobius sp.) was laying eggs. For more information about this prehistoric looking woodland critter click here: Garden Centipede Edge of an earthworm