The miracle of May is that everything came out of nothing. Lighting up the still-bare forest as the month commenced, was that perennial favorite of photographers everywhere, False hellebore. Their fountains of emerald-green, pleated, foliage punctuated the forest floor. At the same time the Hayscented and Cinnamon ferns sent their gracefully coiled, furry, fiddleheads up to explore the world. The morning light formed halos in their fur. Or sometimes they were found snuggling
It was as if nature couldn’t quite decide whether to continue with winter or to get going with spring. April showers were rare this year, only happening in the last few days of the month. Instead, for most of the month, we had a wild ride between vigorous snowstorms and sudden episodes of July temperatures. April 3 gave us a snow storm just after warm and sunny days. On the 8th, a wild sun-drenched frog party led to ponds full of gelatinous egg masses the next day. Streams we
I went out to photograph the mist swirling over the lake on a late October morning in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Before I could even set up my tripod, this very determined beaver swam into the shot creating beautiful wave patterns in the golden-hued water. Later in the day I was visiting the Bioneers website and noticed a wonderful article, Beaver Believer: How Massive Rodents Could Restore Landscapes and Ecosystems At Scale .
Everyone knows that beavers are very in