"Exploring the unmowed corners of the world."

Expressing a love of history and a passion for nature.

Books by Anita Sanchez

Anita Sanchez is an author who combines her love of history with a passion for nature. Her published books include Mr. Lincoln’s Chair: The Shakers and Their Quest for PeaceThe Invasion of Sandy Bay, and The Teeth of the Lion: The Story of the Beloved and Despised Dandelion.

The Unmowed Blog

The unmowed corners.

That’s where life shoves through, grows to the sun, flourishes.

I stop every time I’m in a parking lot, a schoolyard, a graveyard–anywhere–and see what plants are growing. There’s unintended beauty in the untended places. I look to see what’s pushing through the cracks in the pavement. What the mowers have missed. What the weed whackers have failed to whack.

So come on this journey with me. Examine and rejoice in that which no one else notices.

Stop by often to see what’s going on in the parking lot! Read Unmowed Blog posts here.

Programs

A published author and professional educator, Anita Sanchez has more than twenty years of experience in providing classes and hands-on, participatory programs to a wide range of audiences.

The former director of Educational Programming at the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, she has presented classes in schools throughout New England and New York State, and given workshops at the American Museum of Natural History, Colonial Williamsburg, Harvard Natural History Museum, the New York State Museum, and many other libraries, bookstores, museums, and classrooms.

 

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Big Night for Amphibians

It’s still a little chilly, but soon will come a night of warm spring rain. And if...

Socializing at the Beach

I go to the water’s edge for solitude, for meditation, for peace. But my dog goes...

Ice Storm

A few evenings ago, I was backing the car down the driveway, and thinking about...

Crow Moon

Thanks to Diane Hale Smith for this beautiful cold Crow Moon. Giving a name to each full...

Coneflower: What’s in a Name

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Daylight Savings Time: No, Thanks!

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Crows: Love in the City

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Poison Ivy: A Good Thing

“For many years I was a self-appointed inspector of snowstorms and rainstorms and did my...

Great Idea: Law on Horseback

Every now and then, I see something that strikes me as a great idea. A Great Idea....

Merry Groundhog Day

Best wishes for a joyous and festive Groundhog Day!  Thanks to Frank Knight for this...

Crows in the City: Should We Run?

More and more, cities across the US are being discovered by crows as the perfect place...

Red Orange Yellow Day

It’s January. The dead of winter. Long ago, I had a terrific boss who insisted that...

Poison Ivy: Spring Flowers

“Poison ivy” and “flowers” are words that don’t seem to...

Branching Out

The only thing more beautiful than a tree in full leaf is a tree with bare branches. The...