WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Finally got some time to take the fishing pole further upstream where colder waters abound and find one of my favorite forested creatures–the brook trout. He was just a tiny little guy, but nice to see. Down below on the same stream, I normallyContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Well, it happened again. I almost stepped on a rattlesnake. It’s been awhile since that has occurred, thank God. This time, I wasn’t bushwacking, but walking down a forest road or trail, coming back from fishing. Loudly in front of me was a soundContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I found this little sycamore about 2 years ago down the road and transplanted it in the front yard. This year it seems to be “warming up” to my place and beginning to put on some growth. I love American sycamore. They have thatContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I live in Samsonville, central Ulster County, that was hit hard by the emerald ash borer earlier than other areas of the Catskills. Most of the time, ash is a smaller component of the forest; Roughly 4 to 10%. However, in some areas onContinue Reading