Troublingly Friendly

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Do you ever get the feeling that something is watching you – and then find out that you are right? On a late February day I was planting trees in the open meadow of the Timber Forest.  Driving the shovel’s blade in to the soil, something gave me pause as I reach into the bag […]

The Only Owl is a Lonely Owl

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On the evening of Saturday March 1st, eleven of us divided into two teams and set off into the dark forest to learn what our annual owl monitoring would tell us.  Hopes were raised by our having heard up to seven individual owls in three species during monitoring in past years.  Following each of two […]

A Most Hopeful Act

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This world is always in need of hope. In our forests there is one activity that we always look forward to.  Tree planting.  One reason for this is that it is one of the few activities we do that is welcomely quet and not overshadowed by some load equipment.  But the main reason we look […]