As often as possible, we escape to nature - the lush marshes, the tangled banks of the river and the fields and woods beyond. We hike and gather and study with keen interest. This devotion to the outdoors isn’t just to stay active; it’s about loving the land. On warm evenings at the river, we walk the shore in search of shark’s teeth. In the nearby marsh, a single beaver swims circles surveying his work. And the city melts into country green.