Editor´s Blog

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    Dispatch from the Sugarwoods, 2019

    by Dave Mance III | March 15th 2019
    Have you ever wondered why we start the new year in winter, in the middle of the season of death, instead of in spring, the season of

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    Orchid Overload

    by Northern Woodlands | March 1st 2019
    The Spring issue of Northern Woodlands just reached mailboxes this week, hopefully providing a welcome change of scenery from the wintery conditions outside your window. Among the

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    Murky Waters

    by Northern Woodlands | February 15th 2019
    Earlier this winter, Paul Smith College’s Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) published a report on water quality for 21 lakes in Hamilton County. The county occupies the

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    Wood and Its Carbon Debt, Again

    by Dave Mance III | February 1st 2019
    This letter came in to us the other day. To the Editors: By this time, you and many of your Vermont readers have most likely heard the

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    A Winter Tussle

    by Elise Tillinghast | January 18th 2019
    Last weekend, there was a tussle in the lilac bush in our front yard, and when the snow settled, what was revealed was one weasel and one

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    Winter Waterfowl

    by Elise Tillinghast | January 4th 2019
    I have yet to hear of any snowy owls nearby this winter, although they’re on the move in the Northeast; Cornell’s eBird site

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    Ancient Gifts

    by Elise Tillinghast | December 21st 2018
    Recently, I’ve been learning about ancient forests. This started when a teacher I met at an educators’ conference gave me a chunk of shale

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    Using More of a Deer

    by Dave Mance III | December 6th 2018
    I’m a big proponent of cutting up your own local venison – the local in that phrase used to distinguish between a deer someone shoots

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    Planting Hope for a New American Chestnut

    by Northern Woodlands | November 21st 2018
    During the first decade of the 20th century, New York Harbor teemed with steamships delivering new arrivals from overseas. Between 1900 and 1910, the Statue of Liberty welcomed an

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  • Portrait of a Forest: Men and Machine thumbnail

    Portrait of a Forest: Men and Machine

    by Northern Woodlands | November 9th 2018
    Over the past five years, photojournalist George Bellerose has spent thousands of hours photographing and interviewing loggers and others whose jobs, one way or another, connect to

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    Conference Recap

    by Northern Woodlands | October 26th 2018
    This year’s Northern Woodlands Conference, held at the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, Vermont, featured a great mix of workshops and presentations, all related, in

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    Puffball Season

    by Elise Tillinghast | October 12th 2018
    This autumn seems an especially good one for mushrooms. Our September Reader Photo Gallery includes a number of fungi photos, and a one mile walk in my

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  • Q&A: A Conversation with Ben Cosgrove thumbnail

    Q&A: A Conversation with Ben Cosgrove

    by Northern Woodlands | September 27th 2018
    Who’s in the woods? In this occasional web series, we check in with members of our tribe to learn a little bit more about the

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    Q&A: A Conversation with Tiffany Soukup

    by Northern Woodlands | September 14th 2018
    Who’s in the woods? In this occasional web series, we check in with members of our tribe to learn a little bit more about the

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  • The Questionnaire: A Conversation with Matt Cadreact thumbnail

    The Questionnaire: A Conversation with Matt Cadreact

    by Northern Woodlands | August 31st 2018
    Cadreact Logging, located in Haverhill, New Hampshire, typically employs a five to six person crew. In 2015, they moved about 5,100 tons of firewood, 6,800 tons of sawlogs, 8,500 tons of

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    A Sneak Peek

    by Northern Woodlands | August 17th 2018
    Very soon, the Autumn 2018 issue of Northern Woodlands will be out. One article you’ll find in its pages is an in-depth exploration of Big Reed

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  • The Questionnaire: A Conversation with Eric D’Aleo thumbnail

    The Questionnaire: A Conversation with Eric D’Aleo

    by Elise Tillinghast | August 3rd 2018
    Eric D’Aleo is a naturalist at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, New Hampshire, where a day’s work includes such duties as

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    Little White Sac Discovery

    by Elise Tillinghast | July 18th 2018
    Recently I found something odd in the grass, and so of course I took it inside to examine under the kitchen microscope. I thought it was some

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    A Swimming Hole in the Woods

    by Dave Mance III | July 6th 2018
    The truck thermometer said 98 degrees in town – the hazy air thick enough you could chew it. By the time we turned off Route 7 onto a dirt

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  • Claude G. Dern, One of a Kind thumbnail

    Claude G. Dern, One of a Kind

    by Patrick White | June 22nd 2018
    There’s been plenty said, and entire books written, about the importance of character. Any successful group, community, or society undoubtedly needs people of character in

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