Field trips aren't just for schoolchildren—foresters go on them too. Here are a few highlights from a recent trip to Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts.
After a long streak of no-travel, I had a long streak with travel. Three weeks of travel in a four-week period, seven states, lots and lots of meetings. It was fun, but it was exhausting. The highlight? Experiencing early spring in three different locations. Spring #1: Walden Pond During my trip across much of New England, I … Continue reading Three Versions of Spring
After a good long while with no travel, I'm back on the road—this time for a two-week travel-ganza across five New England states. I'm halfway done and figured it was time to post some pics and highlights from the trip so far. Connecticut, Part 1 We (one of my co-workers joined me for the first … Continue reading Back and Forth across Southern New England
After doing one last year, it seemed crazy not to summarize my travels from the past year—especially since I traveled so much in 2014. I saw a lot of cool places this year, only a small amount of which I ever seem to get write about here. I often question whether I should blog, but it … Continue reading Places of 2014
Project Get Out is my personal challenge to spend at least a half hour a day outside for the fall. Because even though I write about the outdoors, I don't get out nearly enough. Let's call Monday, September 21 the start date. This keeps it in nice, even weeks even though fall didn't technically begin till … Continue reading Project Get Out: Week 1
Last fall I started a blog. I was really unsure about whether it would be worth my time and very insecure about putting my thoughts out there. But the idea also appealed to me, so in the spirit of personal growth through discomfort, I committed to trying it for a year. Now I'm nearing the … Continue reading Should I blog?
This week included a quick trip to the Finger Lakes region of New York. I think it was my third time in the state—the first time was to Buffalo (nope, didn't make it to Niagara Falls), and the second was to Albany and Saratoga Springs—and it was the first time that I was there in warm … Continue reading You’re Not in Wisconsin Anymore
When I visit cities, I like to walk. I will walk until my feet hurt and I get blisters, but I rarely get sick of walking someplace new if there's ample time and my feet are up for it. Washington DC is a great place to walk. It's clean, it's pretty, there's plenty to see, and public … Continue reading My Trek to Find a Forest Island