Daily Archives: August 11, 2016

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: Nature Keeps Us Forever Young


This week I found myself on my hands and knees crawling around a thick patch of Milkweed on my quest to find some Monarch caterpillars.  My eyes, not nearly what they use to be, now find it much harder to find the insects, birds and other critters that I once found so easily not that very long ago.

Observing the natural world on all fours at 60-plus years old may not be a pretty sight for the casual observer, especially on my repeated attempts to get back on my feet, but I felt like I was 10-years old again. I could almost hear my father whistling for me to come home for dinner. I was just about ready to brush the mud from my knees and run home before I got myself into trouble…again.

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