Field Notes

THE NEW FOREST PARADIGM

THE NEW FOREST PARADIGM

By Jack McShane

When I studied forestry and surveying at the NYS Ranger School up in Wanakena in the Adirondacks back in 1960, forestry was about identifying tree species, felling trees, what trees to fell, and planting trees and how to care for them.

VIEW: FALL IN BUSSEY HOLLOW — October 2010

From the last week in July until the last week in August our farm and forest is relatively devoid of songbirds and their song.

NATURE INEXPLICABLE — September 2010

NATURE INEXPLICABLE — September 2010

Once in a while something happens in the natural world that humans, with our great intellect, have no explanation for, only wild guesses.

BATTLEFIELD NATURE — August 2010

BATTLEFIELD NATURE — August 2010

Many may not realize it but nature is, when observed closely, an environment of what could be called a continuous battle.

SPRING SIGHTINGS – June 2010

SPRING SIGHTINGS - June 2010

Spring sightings of deer, killdeer, brown bats, pigeon hawks…..

VIEW FROM BUSSEY HOLLOW: SPRING — May 2010

VIEW FROM BUSSEY HOLLOW: SPRING — May 2010

Spring chores on Bussey Hollow.