August marks the beginning of the season of plenty. While I am trying my best to stay in the present and savor the last days of summer, many of my wild neighbors have their eyes to the future and are beginning their furious preparations for the long cold winter ahead.
Animal, vegetable, mineral…or none of the above? Learn about the surprising lives of slime molds (myxomycetes) in our Slime Mold naturalist presentation by Stewardship Director Shelby Perry, which was hosted live on April 27, 2020.
One of my very favorite signs of spring, and one that I often first see in April, is black bear (Ursus americanus) tracks. Sometimes staggering, sometimes determined, the prints tell the tale of one of our region’s largest wild predators, and spotting them always gives me a thrill.