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Sassafras: Tree of Teas, Leaves, and Mysteries

Peter, a Drummers and Ursids alumni, writes this week’s blog post about the Sassafras tree – demystifying some of it’s more unusual properties, sharing its history, and giving identifying characteristics so that you will know the unusual tree, should you come across it in the forest. Peter details the many uses of the sassafras tree, and includes many of his own great photos so you can be sure you are identifying the tree properly.

Staple Bend Tunnel in Autumn

This week’s blog is written by Gabi, a new monthly blog correspondent and Drummers alumni. She writes about about one of her favorite trails in her area, and what makes it special to her – how it makes her think about days gone by and travelers from the past. As the first snows of winter have begun and all the leaves are officially gone from the trees, I think we are all a little nostalgic for Autumn!

Sunsets in September

Today’s blog post is written by Peter, one of our new monthly blog correspondents, and a Drummers and Ursids alumni. He gives some excellent advice about how to photograph the beauty of sunsets in the fall, as well as some excellent tips and tricks for when you are in the field with your camera.

Lessons in the Lady Slippers

Eli, a three year alumni of the Brookies and Ursids field schools and Monthly Blog Correspondent writes this week’s blog post, sharing his annual tradition of visiting Michaux State Forest to photograph some lovely botanical specimens. Read on to see his photos and read all about these little beauties!

Shinrin-yoku: “forest bathing”

Julia is a Bucktails alumni, and writes this guest post about how we can all enjoy shinrin-yoku in our lives. Describing the restorative properties of the practices, she makes a strong argument for making the time to get back to nature!