As it is currently a peak migratory time, we used the walk as an opportunity to look and listen for birds. American goldfinches, Tufted titmice, Chimney swifts, and Chipping sparrows chattered overhead, and we were even lucky enough to spot a Great Blue heron passing above.
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Summary ꙳ Objectives ▹ This circle is a mindful Forest Immersion. It is structured so as to make the mindfulness of the experience explicit and accessible. Ideally, Forest Immersion (or Forest Attuning) happens in a forest, but it needs not be. You can pick a meadow, a beach, or your own garden. It is important however that […]
For many New Englanders, the beginning of springtime comes as a welcome relief. This past winter has been especially challenging and, to me at least, the beginning of spring this year feels even more needed than usual.
This Forest Exploration shed light on the many benefits of the snowpack (layered snow buildup) from temperature regulation to protection from predators.
In addition to the usual emphasis on ecology, this January’s Forest Exploration introduced an additional focus: geology.
Last month, conditions were too parched to support much fungi life, but this Saturday we spotted pale False Deathcaps, Amber Jelly fungus…
During this month’s Forest Exploration, our group spotted painted turtles basking in the sun, appreciated the lingering goldenrods, and learned more about red oaks.
Much of the Fell’s flora has passed its summer prime but evergreen wintergreens still adorn the forest floor.
Summer is beginning to wind down in the Fells. This season has been especially dry; premature, still-green acorns litter the ground around us and the vernal pools we pass are parched. Still, there is no shortage of interesting natural phenomena to explore.
The Fells offers exciting natural finds year round, but July is an especially active time of year for both flora and fauna (…)