WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Some of the black cherry trees really are having a bumper crop this year. While hiking in the higher elevations of the Catskills last week, I actually could smell cherries on the forest floor fermenting. I guess not even the bears could keep upContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Got a chance to go camping up on the mountain for several days last week. I normally take a few photos of noteworthy trees here & there while I walk about. This balsam fir’s will to survive is real. Just look how it shootsContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Something I wish I knew more about was how to age barbed wire. I bet someone out there can look at how the wire is put together and decipher when it was made. This would be helpful or interesting to me since so manyContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I constantly look for reasons or excuses to be in the woods. I find “shanging” a good one. This plant likes to hide like no other, but I tend to believe that one needs to be almost over it to notice it. It likesContinue Reading