Inner Thoughts of the Deep Woods
This week’s blog was written by Sam P., an Ursids alumni. Sam attended the Wildlife Leadership Academy because he dreams of becoming a game warden. Sam loves to be outdoors and love all things in it. He is an Eagle Scout as well, with which he really enjoys camping, biking, hiking, and absolutely loves kayaking. In school Sam is active in Envirothon, the golf team, rifle team, and tennis team. He is also involved in marching band and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Through WLA, Sam has learned countless new leadership skills to get the public interested in the outdoors and he looks forward to doing so as long as he is able.
When you go into the woods do really every just think about what’s around you? You are literally surrounded by a time capsule of beauty and wonder. Trees so old you practically look back in time when observing them. The color of the leaves making the colors of nature’s crayon box.
Next time you’re in the woods, think about what the tree in front of you; what has it lived through, what was around when it was young, and the pure beauty it possesses. For when you look closely, truly then you connect with the natural world.
The photos used in this blog belong to the author.