Ondatra Adventures is commited to connecting people with the natural world through hiking and backpacking trips, outdoor excursions, workshops in traditional skills and naturalist knowledge, as well as nature-based educational programs. We aim to awaken and deepen your relationship with the natural world.
 

Listening To Earth:  The Fertile Soil of Uncertainty

July 11-12, 2020 

Spirit Hollow, N. Bennington, VT

Be earth now, and evensong.
Be the ground lying under that sky.
Be modest now, like a thing
ripened until it is real


--Rainer Maria Rilke

On the wind, in the songs of birds, in the pulse of the trees and the bubbling of the waters, Earth speaks to us in countless voices. Through all our different windows of knowing, we can attune to the trembling of a tiny wild flower or the croak of a raven, the shimmer of a white quartz boulder, or the wellspring of tears that arises from deep underground. These and so many others entice us into conversation, into relationship.

Join Tracey Forest & Dave Muska for this 2-day course to enliven our connection and communication with the Earth.

Throughout the weekend we will participate in the art of tracking on the land and tracking our own mythos, stargazing and befriending the dark, fire making and tending our own inner fires and facilitated council. There will be plenty of solo time on the land to reflect and release, listen and receive.

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The Montpelier Bridge

'Footprints in the Snow' by Mara Brooks

2020 Calendar of Classes

January 11, 2020:  Animal Track & Sign
                                    Huyck Preserve & Biological Station,
                                     Rensselaerville, NY
February 1, 2020:  Wildlife Tracking 101
                                   North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, VT
March 7, 2020:       Intermediate Wildlife Tracking
                                   North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, VT
March 28, 2020:    Wildlife Track & Sign 
                                   Mosher Marsh Preserve, Amsterdam, NY
                                   (Postponed Due to COVID-19)
June 13, 2020:       Wilderness Way-Finding Challenge  
                                 (Youth Program)                                    
                                  Scoharie Creek Preserve, Town of Charleston, NY   

                                  (Postponed Due to COVID-19)

June 14, 2020:       Wilderness Crafts (Family Program)

                                  Van Dyke Preserve, Town of Bethlehem, NY

July 11-12, 2020:   Listening To Earth: The Fertile Soil of                                                     Uncertainty 
                                 Spirit Hollow, North Bennington, VT
July 25, 2020:        Wild Mushroom Immersion
                                   Montpelier, VT
August 1, 2020:      Mushrooms of Holt Preserve
                                   Holt Preserve, New Scotland, NY
 
August 2, 2020:     Edible & Medicinal Plants
                                  Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Private                                                               Easement, New Scotland, NY
Nov 7,  2020:         Understanding & Interpreting the Landscape 
                                  Mohawk   Hudson Land Conservancy private                                                             easement, Glenville, NY
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