Cayuga Basin BioRegion Map

by flowers on February 23, 2009 · 3 comments

I just picked up this map at my favorite used bookstore yesterday.  I love the way information is presented on this map.  Regular maps have always been intimidating to me and really never excited me, but I have, in my adult years, fallen in love with bioregion maps.  They are so much more alive to me and focus on the way I want to view my local region: alive and inter-connected.

I’ve been wanting a Cayuga Basin BioRegion Map since we moved here.  It seemed like a great way to get to know our new home and encourage a relationship with the ecology and wildlife of our local eco-system.  I came home yesterday, unrolled the map, and found a suggestion sheet rolled within.  My favorite suggestion?

Hang the map where you can be comfortable and gaze.  Over time, you will become subconsciously aware of the interconnections within the Cayuga BAsin and of the capacity of our watershed to sustain us with water, soil and air.

~Sandra Wold

Another beauty of a suggestion:

Put your bioregion name on your address labels and checks.

Jane Doe

123 Shagbark Hickory Lane

Ithaca, NY 14850

Coy Glen, Cayuga Basin Bioregion

~Sandra Wold

How fabulous is that?!  I am definitely going to do both.  Another inspiring moment involving the map was Solshine’s reaction.  I told the family I brought something home for all of us and immediately hung it on the wall explaining why I loved it so much.  He pulled a chair right up to get a better view and exclaimed, “I can’t wait to learn about everything on this map!”

Authentic learning at it’s best.

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Sandy Wold April 12, 2009 at 7:56 am

Thank you, whoever you are, for sharing how much you love this map. You have made me very happy! I will tell the artist about this website.
Sandy Wold, author/designer/originator of said map.


mb May 19, 2011 at 1:33 pm

the link didn’t take me to the map- i wanted to see what it looked like! :) if you update the link let me know. i have a map of our area on our wall, but a bioregion map sounds more magically wonderful for gazing. i’m going to look for a better one for the oregon coast…


flowers May 19, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Link fixed! Thanks for the heads up :-)


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