Category Archives: park and recreation

Social Trails Beyond the Forest

Most land management professionals and many recreation professionals know what a social trail is, but in case you’re reading this and don’t have that sort of background social trails (less politely known as herd trails) are trails that develop between … Continue reading

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Bird in the Hand Activity Sheet

This activity sheet looks at our relationship with wild animals and how they may become dependent on humans.  I hope you find it useful.   birds-and-you-pdf

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Coloring and Activity Sheets

Years ago I spent three summers writing “Junior Ranger Programs” for three different National Park Service locations covering topics from the life of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois, the entire state of Nebraska, and dinosaurs.  It was an interesting job, and … Continue reading

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Image Sales Thru December 31st

I will be running a sale on my website until December 31st.  This sale will consist of two different parts.  First of all, every few days I will be creating a “limited time promotion” 20×24 inch canvas print that will … Continue reading

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Canyon Dream

Deep deep down That canyon is still there Beneath bayou mud And autumn snow   Her river runs Within my blood To never reach The sea   Salt Cedar Cheat grass And Vegas Suck her dry   And I May … Continue reading

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Oregon Trail Card Game Thoughts

Many of us over the age of twenty-five began learning about the concept of Manifest Destiny playing the classic computer game “Oregon Trail” which went through numerous versions over the decades and innumerable operating systems that allowed players to travel … Continue reading

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Adirondack Weekend 4th of July 2011

Five years ago I was working in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York State with the Department of Environmental Conservation as what was called a “back country steward”.  Essentially this meant that I spent my workweek in the forested … Continue reading

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Cyanotype Sunday

Cyanotype Sunday will be an ongoing series of images created in the historic photographic process known as cyanotype.  I have used black and white negatives that I have created from my photography and printed on 8.5×11 transparency sheets.  I then … Continue reading

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Water Bladders: Hiking and other uses

Most people who hike and backpack have at least one water bladder.  I have at least two, and I think somewhere in the recesses of my long living 04 Cavalier a third one lurks awaiting it’s turn.  We’re used to … Continue reading

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