WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Eastern red cedar is actually not a “true cedar.” It’s a juniper. It seems this tree is full of misnomers. It also grows blue “fruits” that apparently take 3 years to grow. Since this tree is a conifer or evergreen tree, the berries aren’tContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? There is something comforting about the sight or smell of wood-smoke outside, or the glow of embers from a woodstove inside. No matter the weather outside; whether it be a nor’easter winter snow-storm or a frigid arctic blast settling in at night, the woodstoveContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Saw 2 of these little guys while deer hunting recently; One was near a stream and the other by a marsh. It’s the mink. I remember while camped out and lounging along one stream a few summers ago, I watched one of these littleContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? It’s that time of year again–Christmas. We got another nice fir tree for the living room from Bell’s Christmas Tree Farm near Kerhonkson, Ulster County. I counted the rings, and this tree was 9 years old. Good things take time I guess. Besides time,Continue Reading