From Tribe Devil’s Oven Island From Tribe Bolt Castle From Tribe Neat mushrooms at Hyde Lake From Tribe Hyde Lake, NY In addition to all this, I saw little fish who stalked my toes and tried to eat my fingers, a deer, a humming bird, and a pheasant.
Today I went exploring with my friend C. We sun bathed like a couple of beach babes and enjoyed the beautiful St. Lawrence River. While there, we saw ducks and even a loon. We also stopped at a barn sale where I came face to face with one of these. This, my friends, is theContinue reading “Face to Face with a Snake”
I’m a few days early, but I’ve nearly been living in Northern NY for two years. It feels like I’ve been here longer than that, but I guess winters slow our perception of time. I moved here for a job. It’s taken me awhile to feel part of the area. The forest near our apartmentContinue reading “The Divine in the North Country”
Upstate NYers should be aware of the dangers associated with Giant Hogweed. People new to foraging and wildcrafting (like me!) and parents with children who like to gather wildflowers should be extremely careful and have field guides on hand. Check out the post from North Country Public Radio to get informed. A big, nasty plantContinue reading “A big, nasty plant”
Baby Birds, a photo by GreyCatsidhe on Flickr. I’ll post about my adventures at Wellspring (or Mudspring) another time, but I wanted to share an experience I had tonight. After a long day of work, classes, grocery shopping, and suffering with a I came home and went out to water my plants. The faucet is inContinue reading “Baby Birds”
An Interesting article from the NY Times explaining a recent study on black bears. This is of particular interest to me in Northern NY. I go off in the woods often and, while I’m never too far from home, I do live in bear country. There have been sightings in my village before. The possibilityContinue reading “Black Bear Study Upends Some Popular Perceptions – NYTimes.com”