Week one of the fall semester is completed, and next week we’ll be in the bush camping on some remote lakes. It will be an introduction to the traditional skills of canoeing and the grace of living in the bush.
This past week we identified and used numerous wild food plants, as well as a bunch of mushrooms deemed edible, poisonous and psychoactive.
We’ve seen a bunch of animals the past few weeks, including black bears, moose, deer, turkeys, bald eagles, northern harriers, and others.
It’s been a great start to the semester, and the weather is turning more fall-like daily. It’s the best season to live outdoors in northern Maine.