Field Trip!

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.

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Three Versions of Spring

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

You’re Not in Wisconsin Anymore

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

My Trek to Find a Forest Island

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