During winter, I make an effort to take a solitary walk in the woods at least once a week. I don't always get around to it, but I'm trying my best to follow through on this commitment. Winter is a season where it's easy to...

Despite the extremely mild winter we’ve had (so far 29 days have been above 50 degrees this winter – that’s 1/3 of the season!), these are still lean times for many of our local animals.  And while the warm nights and thin snow are a...

Beavers are frequently maligned animals in our region.They are blamed for flooded basements, creating stagnant ponds that breed mosquitoes, and (in the town in which I live) declining water quality.  While beavers may be a nuisance to homeowners, the value they provide to the greater...

I love Fall.  In fact, it might be my favorite season.  The days are still long and (relatively) warm, and it's harvest season.  So many of our plants (in the garden, field, and forest), are now yielding the fruits they have struggled all year to...