Magical Naturalist Skills: What Kids and the Kid In You Know

If you’re out with a child — especially with a young child — and you remove the shackle of clock time (so you’re wandering, no agenda, no pressing time commitment), the world around you reveals its true extraordinary state. Children will be drawn to all manner of things in the landscape, and will overlay their … Continue reading “Magical Naturalist Skills: What Kids and the Kid In You Know”

Magical Forest Music

If you’re a magical naturalist, then it’s quite likely you sing when you’re adventuring in nature. (Many magical naturalists love to sing). And if you sing in nature, it may even be possible — perhaps even likely! — that you hear music in the wind, the ocean, in bird song. Perhaps the plants sing to … Continue reading “Magical Forest Music”


Jane Valencia creates magical nature illustrations using gouache, pen and ink, watercolors, and colored pencils. Look for prints and cards forthcoming in our Store, plus a gallery of illustrations here in Forest Halls. Enjoy Jane’s comics: FoxTales – a magical naturalist comic  Paloma and Wings: a Kids Herbal Comic Created for  The Nourishing Hearth :