Emily M. Stone

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About me

Industry Education
Occupation Naturalist/Education Director
Location Cable, Wisconsin, United States
Introduction When I arrived at the Cable Natural History Museum in January 2011, snowy ski trails greeted me warmly. The Northwoods have called to me since my first trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, and it is up here, during college, where I began deepening my understanding of nature. I am grateful to be here. When I arrived at the Museum, I also inherited a legacy of excellent natural history education. One of the ways that the Museum carries out its mission is by providing local newspapers with weekly natural history articles. Lois Nestle, the Museum’s founding director and first naturalist, called her delightful column “Wayside Wanderings.” When Lois retired in 1990, Susan (Benson) Thurn began to write about seasonal events in “Nature Watch.” In 2011, it became my job to pick a new name for the column and begin writing. In the end, I hope that this blog serves at least three purposes. First, it is an archive for me weekly columns. Second, I’d like to help transport you into the woods with me, where we can experience and learn about the beautiful Northwoods together. Third, I’d like to inspire you to look a little closer and discover your own natural connections wherever you are.
Favorite Books Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer; Winter World by Bernd Heinrich