Sunday, July 18, 2010
A Walk in Nature Boosts our Immune System
Who knew? Read this NY Times article. Five minutes from home, down Pennypack Road, is one of the trails of Pennypack Trust of Huntingdon Valley. There are many tributaries of the Pennypack Creek, named after the Penny-packa indians who once lived around here before European invaders chased them off their lands.
When Scott and I entered the forest shortly after 12 noon, the temp was close to 90. The cooling effect of the trees was immediate...and then it got cooler still, as the creek pulled up to join us. Fortunately, Pennypack has preserved 900 acres so we don't have to worry about shopping malls destroying our nature's heritage or the little creatures who live there.
Look down in the forest and you'll find moss somewhere. It's fun to feel its furry softness. There are over 12,000 species of moss. I wonder if that includes my friend Lillian Moss?