Nature Journal: Finding Joy in Song

Nature Journal: Finding Joy in Song

What a comfort it is to be in nature, where spring is happening despite it all. And to see other humans out in the woods, sharing smiles while keeping safe distance, acknowledging the healing that nature offers. There is hope, hope for mercy and grace.

Nature Journal: The Browns River in Jericho, Vermont

Nature Journal: The Browns River in Jericho, Vermont

I always imagine the Browns River exhaling deeply when it reaches the valley behind my home in Jericho. After tumbling through a tight, rocky gorge and under one of the busiest state highways in Vermont, it relaxes and meanders across the valley bottom.

Nature Journal: While the world spins, our feet stay on the ground

Nature Journal: While the world spins, our feet stay on the ground

Hudson and I were on a parcel in Berkshire last week. For those who haven’t met him, Hudson’s around seven, he’s never happier than when he’s loose in the forest, and he has an addiction to digging up rocks and carrying them around in his mouth. I should also note that he’s a dog, a lab-whippet mix (I think).

Nature Journal: What Does a Truly Old Forest Look Like?

Nature Journal: What Does a Truly Old Forest Look Like?

Liz Thompson, VLT’s Director of Conservation Science, reflects on old forests in Vermont As a teenager, I loved being in the woods. I felt at peace there, far from the noisy crowds at school. The woods were quiet, but there were also signs of a once busy place, of...