WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? One of our members found this bark spud in a swamp located in western Delaware County. It probably dates back to sometime in the mid-19th Century. Bark spuds were used to debark or peel hemlock bark in the late spring to early summer. BarkContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Gun season has begun in our part of New York State. I’ve been seeing bucks chasing does all over the place. Some of these bucks are colliding with bullets from hunters and others into front bumpers of drivers. Anecdotally, I’ve been seeing more deerContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? On this wet fall day, I’m stuck inside and thinking ahead. The “season” or forest activity right now for me is hunting. The next one following that is maple sugaring which normally occurs in February & March. And that got me thinking back toContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I had to go out this morning; I had the time & wasn’t sure how many opportunities there might be. I have to say, this northern guy was sweating this morning walking to the tree-stand. It was 63 degrees! Even though temperatures were high,Continue Reading