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A Slow Walk in the Forest

It's been rainy lately and if you take your time and walk through the forest, you'll see lots of growth. This mushroom was so blue it popped out! It's not soft at all. 

You have to wonder how people stayed comfortable back in the old days here in Florida. Well, here's the…


Added by Michael Levin on June 16, 2018 at 4:30am — No Comments

Yes, We Have Some Spicy Banana Curry!

Gainesville has a thriving bicycle culture. A while back, we had a get together called Dinner and Bikes. One dish that stood out as both delicious and creative was curried bananas and kale pasta. 

Wow, amazing flavor that popped out at you! I went home and made some right…


Added by Michael Levin on June 9, 2018 at 10:04am — No Comments

Yet Another Diet Recommendation

Yes, we've been hit with so many diet recommendations our heads are spinning. Drinking wine is good, bad, who knows? Well, this study is scientific and based on millions of…


Added by Michael Levin on May 30, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Crazy Hooting Alarm Clock!

Here's the culprit! These owls make the most distinctive cacophony of noise. Listen to the this recording and tell me you don't agree! It's a night sound. A sound that will make you feel the dusk or darkness. You usually can't see…


Added by Michael Levin on May 27, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

What's Your Favorite Story-Gazing Story?

What's Your Favorite Story-Gazing Story?

Hello Zoobird community. The Enzian Theater, an indie gem in lovely Winter Park, FL is putting on a little writing contest. Sure to make you think. Note that entries are due by tomorrow, 3/1/18. Actually, I think it's continuing for a while... so…

Added by Michael Levin on February 28, 2018 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Picture This - A Film Festival for you to submit a short film

Interesting concept. I have successfully submitted one short video to a festival! iPhone video creation has been a way for amateurs to get into filmmaking. Did you know that quite a few feature films were shot using an iPhone? One of my favs is The Florida Project. …


Added by Michael Levin on February 15, 2018 at 4:30am — No Comments

The Old Man And The Sea

ran across this quote a few minutes ago. Knew right away it was Hemingway. 

“He always thought of the sea as 'la mar' which is what people call her in Spanish when they love her. Sometimes those who love her say bad things of her but they are always said as though she were a woman. Some of the younger…


Added by Michael Levin on February 14, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Red Shouldered Hawk!

The hawks love this springtime weather here in Florida! Here's how this one sounds. 

Added by Michael Levin on February 12, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Owls, coons, possums and orange blossoms

Good morning! I just woke up (4:19am) to an owl calling which is a good way to start the day.

There are coons and possums waddling around the yard, too. The coons get on the roof.

Have you seen squirrels…


Added by Michael Levin on February 12, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

Canning Adventures in the Appalachians

Mycol: "Whenever I travel to and fro the mountains, I take with me my pressure cooker. Here is some of my cinnamon I grew in Sarasota (dried and powdered bark), preserved Berkleys and…


Added by Michael Levin on August 11, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Mycol at Pisgah Forest ::: Mushrooms - Amanitas, Boletes and Chanterelles

Mycol Stevens and I went up to the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina and made a series of plant walk botany videos. This one is one of the best. Check it out! Just click on the photo…


Added by Michael Levin on May 12, 2017 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Holistic Health Fair: Try It Out!


We are very sorry that the Gainesville Holistic Health Fair that was scheduled for February 4th has had to be cancelled.  

We are working on organizing the Spiritual Wisdom Fair now, so please check it out!  

The Spiritual Wisdom Fair will take place on April 8th at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Spiritual Wisdom Fair Poster jpg …


Added by Maria Minno on January 28, 2017 at 6:51am — No Comments

Brautigan and Big Sur

Have you read Brautigan lately?

Here's a fav online free! http://www.freebookol.net/A_Confederate_General_from_Big_Sur/12.html

"Sure they have stoves! Every one of them has a dozen stoves. Make up your mind about that broad. Don’t let her tan your balls and make a wallet out of them. Just tell her to take a flying at the moon, and tell her you’re going down to Big Sur to let your soul… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on July 21, 2016 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Glen Canyon

Glen Canyon. There's a lot to think about here. Besides the fact that it changed, think about the sheer joy you see here about being somewhere breathtakingly beautiful. Check it out …


Added by Michael Levin on June 20, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Build a Jeep Camper

Have you got a travel bug that may take you over rough terrain?

Here's an article that describes how to convert a Jeep into a camper. Now, after reading it…


Added by Michael Levin on June 5, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Which Foods Are Healthy?



Added by Michael Levin on April 29, 2016 at 8:23am — 1 Comment

A Kathleen Edwards Morning

It's a Kathleen Edwards morning. That's what came to mind as soon as this song played.

OPB music has been a muse lately,…


Added by Michael Levin on February 6, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Chili Cookoff

You guessed it. It's a chili cookoff! Right here in the good ole Swampola. Unlimited samples. Discount tickets still available. Music all day.…


Added by Michael Levin on February 4, 2016 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Brilliant Nutrition Advice

These are fresh berries we picked and ate by the Colombia River overlook in Oregon. …


Added by Michael Levin on January 29, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Wow - So Much Going On Outside!

For those of us living in North America, we are bracing ourselves for a winter blizzard on the east coast. I hear from reliable sources that it's beautiful outside this morning. 

Also, a bunch of planets are going to align over the next month and it will be fun to go outside and…


Added by Michael Levin on January 22, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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