The New Year is just around the corner, and with it brings a host of resolutions. I’m not sure how many people still keep with this tradition though. This month, we offer 5 first steps for a new landowner, but they might be good resolutions for the seasoned landowners out there as well.
“Keeping records enhances the pleasure of the search…”- Aldo Leopold
Leaf pick-up is happening in our neighborhood this week, which means it is time to prepare for winter. In fact, we saw our first snow last week. Although the lovely colors of fall are almost gone, I did come across a few hold-outs as I was out making my recordings today. The berry leaves are still red, and that pesky buckthorn is still in full green glory.
This past spring I decided to start a new project, which I’ve chronicled on our Facebook page. On the first of the month, I pack up the dog and camera, and head out to the woods to get photos of whatever is growing at that time of the year. It was such a nice relief to get out there in the spring and see the new green popping out everywhere. I was less excited when the hike turned into a sprint to escape the hordes of mosquitos.