Tricia Edgar

About Tricia Edgar

Tricia Edgar holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Management. Her research focused on the ecological restoration of watersheds in British Columbia, Canada and in several locations in the Philippines. She works teaching children and educators about the streams and forests of BC's temperate rainforest and helps run Fresh Air Learning, a forest school for young children.

Tricia enjoys writing about ecological restoration, permaculture design, biology and ecology. She is fascinated by the ways in which diverse forms of life are connected. Tricia is also a feature writer in Water Gardens at Suite 101.

In her other life, Tricia is an environmental educator with 15 years of experience connecting preschoolers, school children, and teachers to Pacific Northwest ecosystems. She is also keenly interested in the impact of nature play on the developing human brain and has created Fresh Air Learning, a forest kindergarten-style program for young children. Tricia is also an advocate for sustainable food and ecological agricultural practices and is involved in The Edible Garden Project, a local food gardening organization.

The Washington Wildfires: Carlton Complex Fire and Mills Canyon Complex Blaze

Forest fire season means big ecological change for many Pacific Northwest ecosystems. Photo: ren / CC by 2.0

The Carlton Complex Fire and Mills Canyon Complex blaze are hurting Washington’s ecology- and residents. In this green state, why are so many fires burning?

Cold, Glorious Cold: How Cold Snaps Play a Role in Managing Invasive Species


Supercooled bugs: What role does cold play in managing invasive species? Believe it or not, some insects have internal antifreeze to get through the winter.

Hair Ice and Frost Flowers: Beautiful Ice Crystal Structures

Frost flowers grow from plant stems that crack open. Photo: US Department of Agriculture / CC by 2.0

These beautiful ice crystals seem to grow out of plants, logs, and the ground. What are hair ice and frost flowers, and how do they form in nature?

Rain, Rain, Come Again: California Drought Lingers On

Many US salad crops come from California. Image by kzinn

The California drought is threatening the nation’s food supply; fires are a risk as well. What implications are there for the state’s forests and farmers?

Pucker Up: Mistletoe Ecology

Mistletoe creates nest-like structures in trees. Image by HFK.

How did a parasitic plant come to be a bringer of Christmas romance? Let’s just say that Mistletoe knows a lot about relationships.