Roll-outs of the vaccine seem to be gaining momentum and with them, perhaps, permission to dream about gathering again. 

But gosh, how do you do that? In our latest Dabbler (sign up here), we have a couple fun guides to gathering.

There’s also a reminder about beloved Lower Midwestern restaurants and their chefs, who really are looking forward to brighter days.

Oh! and we’ll get to practice hanging out on (where else?) Zoom, with New Territory contributor and emerging solar energy leader Kelsey Putman Hughes. That’s March 23 at 8 p.m. It’s going to be rad.

And what do you talk about with other humans, in person?

Until the pandemic is properly over, however, there’s plenty of outdoor communing to do with our migratory visitors and local residents. Here’s a photo from a very windy day at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge last week:

Wetlands at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge in Northwest Missouri.

There are birds out there, somewhere. Instead of peering into this photo, just go out and find some for yourself, eh?