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Spending relaxing time in the woods, sometimes called shinrin yoku or forest bathing, is a proven way to reduce stress, improve mood, and lower blood pressure.

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On a recent woods walk I found something I’d never seen before: half a dozen mounds of stacked stones. Each pile was about 3 to 4 feet high, and they varied from 6 to 15 feet wide.

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On a recent woods walk I found something I’d never seen before: half a dozen mounds of stacked stones. Each pile was about 3 to 4 feet high, ...

31 December 1969
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On a muggy July morning—the kind where your clothes feel like they’re glued to your skin—I’m out hiking through a deep hemlock grove on the West Branch Nature Preserve.

I ...

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On a muggy July morning—the kind where your clothes feel like they’re glued to your skin—I’m out hiking through a deep ...

31 December 1969
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Here at MyWoodlot, we try to focus on practical, inexpensive activities landowners like you can actually do.

Some activities, though, do cost money for supplies or professional help. Often those ...

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Here at MyWoodlot, we try to focus on practical, inexpensive activities landowners like you can actually do.

Some activities, though, do cost money ...

31 December 1969
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I step out of a patch of beech brush onto an over-gown dirt road marked by the subtle wheel ruts of old farm traffic. A flash of white on the ground catches my eye as I chart a course between the ...

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I step out of a patch of beech brush onto an over-gown dirt road marked by the subtle wheel ruts of old farm traffic. A flash of white on the ground ...

31 December 1969
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This question has been on my mind lately, ever since my recent early morning visit to Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Walton, New York.

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This question has been on my mind lately, ever since my recent early morning visit to Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Walton, New ...

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