Archive for May, 2018

A Long Awaited Spring

Green is appearing all throughout my phenology spot in Centennial Woods. The trees are still leafless except the evergreen pines, but the moss has returned because of all the rain and late warm weather. I am so thankful for the return of new life and the birds I can hear as I walk through the woods. The warmth is such a relief for the forest and the city.


Culture and nature intertwine at my location because it is easily accessible from the trail. Any person wandering on the trail could find a spot for meditation or observation of the urban forest in Burlington, Vermont. I consider myself a part of this place because I have invested time and focus into the small plot of land. Returning to the same place time and time again has brought me closer to the wildlife around me and broadened my perspective on the changing seasons in Vermont.

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