WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? The view from “my office” (or campsite) when I was an Assistant Forest Ranger in 2004, 2005 on Giant Ledge. I got a chance to take a quick hike up there last week. I’ve stayed away from Giant Ledge for awhile, since I spentContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I’ve been looking at this oak tree for 35 years. The first time I can consciously say I was aware of its presence was as a Kindergartner’s pressed face against a yellow school bus’s glass window. I remember staring out the window as theContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? CFA’s Forest Program Manager was on a member’s property near the Rondout Creek in Ulster County when a bald eagle dropped off and stashed this animal’s hide in a nearby tree. If you zoom in, you can see that it is a deer hide.Continue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Over the weekend, especially if you were over about 1,700 feet in elevation, parts of the Catskills saw their first snow. I was over near Claryville by the Red Hill Firepower when I ran into a few inches. Temperatures seemed to climb down inContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I hope it lasts, but the kids’ favorite food is venison steak. They’ll choose steak over nuggets any day. When I was a kid, I probably would have gone for the nuggets. In any case, the bucks are chasing the does pretty well rightContinue Reading