Latest Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

Walking on water

Yesterday, I was walking down the hill to a little waterfall below our house with a pair of  ...

Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

Who is the smart one in this picture?

Last week, on one of those very cold days, I put on the warmest sweater that I have. ...

Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

Imagine what could be

I had a dream of the way Polk County could be in 50 years if we work at ...

Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

“Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth”

“Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” is a saying that my mother instilled in me from ...

Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

A feeling of home

A couple of weeks ago I was walking to the mailbox on our driveway. It brought back memories ...

Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

Infrastructure is not just interstate highways

Years ago at a Friends of Agriculture breakfast, Lee Mink was the speaker and the topic he spoke ...

Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

The goose story

This fall, when you see geese heading south for the winter, flying along in-V formation, you might consider ...

Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

Do we know how to really listen?

As human beings, we think we are listening when others talk. We are listening to words, we are ...

Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

A lesson from Iona

As I write this, I am sitting on an airplane on the way home from a week in ...

Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

Not all land trusts are the same

Those of us who live in Polk County are blessed when it comes to land preservation. Not only ...

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