WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? My prediction that this winter would be cold and snowy has been drastically wrong. Although this January and February were more like March, perhaps March & April will be more like a typical January. Who knows. This photo was from maple sugaring season inContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Working outside–or in this case–pruning & climbing apple trees demands careful attention to staying warm. Good gloves and the right number of layers must be balanced with the ability to remain free-to-move. I find that working in winter while temperatures are in the mid-20sContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Winter seems to have come early to the Catskills this year. Took a walk up to Balsam Lake Mountain fire tower a couple of weeks ago and winter has definitely set in there. The tops of mountains seem to have anywhere from 1 to 1.5Continue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Welcome to late winter. Late winter is that time of year when it seems like we get more snow; perhaps it’s the mixing of warm/cold fronts that brings in more precipitation? I’m not sure. I know it’s also late winter when the chickens beginContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Went for a ride right before dark yesterday evening to see how the snow was treating the deer. In late winter or early spring, deer – according to deer biologists – are at their lowest in energy reserves. A deep, late snowfall like yesterday’sContinue Reading