Birch Tree Spirit

© Atala Dorothy Toy

Birch Tree Spirit

Lacy lichen decorate the third eye of this Birch Tree Spirit, who is literally hanging out and watching passers-by from the elegant birch woods at Sieur de Monts Nature Center in Acadia National Park, Maine.

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Birch Forest in Autumn

Sometimes it’s fun just to have fun…I was out on an autumn shoot and came upon this dapper fellow.

He stood out so vibrantly alive, even though a piece of detached bark, that it made me pause to consider just what is life and death, in any aspect of existence.

This is a piece of birch bark that has separated from its tree, which has physically “died”. But here he is, with a green, vibrantly alive third eye and a very alert expression. He appears to be focused on infinite spirit, on the cosmos, and his journey into a far distant, vast and entrancing destination…

To the left is the Birch Forest in which this spirit lives.

To see a fern troll who lives nearby, CLICK HERE


Atala Toy

Atala Dorothy Toy is an award-winning photographer who focuses on portrait studies of sentient nature. Whether this is a magnolia expressing itself by bringing forth an exquisite blossom – or a wood elf marking his territory – Atala’s photos pulsate with universal life force energy.

Raised and educated in the Quaker faith, Atala considers herself part of the long lineage of Quaker Mystics who see all creation as varied expressions of one Unity. As an interdimensional communicator, she is accomplished in moving between different realms of beings, each filled with its own form of sentient life.

With a personal library of tens of thousands of her own nature spirit photographs, Atala is now working on comprehensively cataloguing the various type of beings who regularly use trees and rocks as their personal canvases. The material on this website is part of her work.  Atala has authored three definitive books on this topic – available, signed by her, on this website. We are Not Alone: A Guidebook to Interdimensional Cooperation explores the soft science of interdimensional cooperation. Nature Spirits, Spirit Guides and Ghosts: How to Talk With and Photograph Beings of Other Realms offers insight into the complex realms that co-exist with us on earth. Truths the Nature Beings Have Shown Me is a collection of over 120 of her photographs of nature spirits.

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