2nd Annual Pines Community Clean Up Day

2nd Annual Pines Community Clean Up Day

Help Make “Happy Land” Happy Again! When: Saturday, May 15th 10 a.m. – Noon Where: “Happy Land” or the Pines off of High Street in Dalton Who: Anyone! This is a family-friendly event Parking is available at the Dalton Senior Center Social-distancing...
Spring-O! Indoor Nature Connections Day 5

Spring-O! Indoor Nature Connections Day 5

It’s officially Spring and nature is bursting with change! Tree buds are on the verge of opening and numerous Ever smelled the rotten odor of the skunk cabbage? Or see the earthworms resurface after a Spring rain? How many signs of Spring have you experienced...
Red Flags of Spring — Free Printable!

Red Flags of Spring — Free Printable!

As March marches on towards spring, we may think our late-winter environments look pretty blah. But on closer inspection, you may just find these red flags. Print out this guide and head outdoors to see if you can spot any of these crimson harbingers. Plus, learn how...
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

I took this picture on a recent hike and didn‘t think twice about it. I was going through my camera roll and it struck me differently. Tay usually writes the blog posts around here, but since it’s Mother’s Day, I wanted to try and write down how this...
Great Spot! – Kennedy Park

Great Spot! – Kennedy Park

Today my Iphone photos reminded me that we did this hike April 13, 2019. And here I sit, one year to the day wondering why I never put this review down on paper. It’s a rainy day, much like the one that brought us to Kennedy in search of the red-spotted newts....
Branches, Buds, & Bark — Winter Tree Week

Branches, Buds, & Bark — Winter Tree Week

Being able to identify common trees is not only fun, it also helps to connect us to our surroundings and communities. But what do you do in the winter when there are no leaves present? You learn to identify trees by the 3 B’s — Branches, Buds, & Bark....
Go For A Sky Swim — Winter Tree Week

Go For A Sky Swim — Winter Tree Week

When you were a kid maybe you passed a summer afternoon laying on your back, without a care in the world, finding shapes in the clouds. For most of us, we can’t remember the last time we slowed down enough to do this (or if we could let our imaginations still...
Printable Nature Valentines

Printable Nature Valentines

Craft nature Valentines with a free printable! February is right around the corner and we created some tree-mendous nature valentines ready to gift and delight everyone you love! Simply print out the card template (we printed these on various colors of cardstock), add...
Roots Both Bitter & Sweet – Longcope Park

Roots Both Bitter & Sweet – Longcope Park

Where We Went: Longcope Park – South Lee, MA When We Went: Early January Difficulty (Boots 1 – 10): 1.5 Boots  Trail Length: Loop Trail, just under 1 mile (Blue Blazes) How Long it Took Us: 2 Hours Overview: Janet Longcope Park is 46-acres of eastern...
Trekollections 2020

Trekollections 2020

What a year. Full of hardships, heartache and buzz words like “unprecedented,” “new normal,” and “abundance of caution.” But as silver linings go, coupled with the universal closures of the entire world, it left one thing open — the...
Benefits of Beavers & Bloedel – Field Farm

Benefits of Beavers & Bloedel – Field Farm

Where We Went : Field Farm, Williamstown   When We Went : Mid- November Difficulty (Boots 1 – 10) : 1 Boot Trail Length : 4 Miles of Trails How Long it Took Us : 2 Hours Overview : This former land of the Mohican and Mohawk tribes is tucked away in a valley...