WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I was with my girls a week or so ago & found myself walking around with them in an empty parking lot. Off to the side was a sycamore tree growing in some small woods between the parking lot & nearby train tracks. LoContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Got a new son, got a new gun; both arrived within days of each other at about 7 pounds a piece & I couldn’t be happier about it. Maybe one day, Tanner Trapani will take his first deer using this same gun. We’ll see.Continue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Took my 4-year old daughter–Metta Mae–for a walk last night. Found some autumnberries (Elaeagnus umbellata). I said, “They might be a little bitter right now & need more time to ripen.” Metta says, “I think they’re sweet; I love them.” She scarfed ’em downContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Yesterday, I noticed my favorite red maple began shedding its green for fall’s reds. If you saw this red maple in front of my house, you would wonder why it’s not firewood; it’s a pretty beat up little tree. But, it has some ofContinue Reading