Winter

Winter can feel long, so it makes sense that we have a long list of winter-themed blogs on MyWoodlot. Many involve simply getting out in the woods and noticing things, like the strange beauty of ice and snow, the movements of winter critters, or the silence of the woods under a fresh blanket of snow. Whether you embrace winter wholeheartedly or you struggle to find activities that excite you, we’re sure this blog collection will help you discover new ways to appreciate the chilly season.

Snow Frame Art

Karl VonBerg Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Snow Frame Art

You never know what you might find on a walk out in the natural world.

Winter Night Hike

Andrew Krutz Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Winter Night Hike

Winter can be overlooked as a time for outdoor activities, but it has plenty to offer.

Frosty Forms

Karl VonBerg Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Frosty Forms

Have you ever been on a winter walk and seen this?

Winter Wonderlands

Jessica Alba Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Winter Wonderlands

Winter can be kind of a drag, but I’ve learned the best way to enjoy it is to get outside and embrace it.

Snow Stories

Stefni Krutz Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Snow Stories

Snow reveals wildlife activities that are usually hidden from us. It catalogs the actions of animals and holds them frozen in time for our perusal. It tells us stories.

Listen to the Silence

Karl VonBerg Monday, 12 February 2018

Listen to the Silence

I am moving through the slowly falling snow, back in the woods far from any road. There is no breeze. Suddenly it hits me. There is no sound right now. I stop to take it in, that rarest of rare finds in our noisy modern world: utter, complete, total silence.

Winter Robins

Tom Foulkrod Monday, 29 January 2018

Winter Robins

I encountered a lot of skepticism about this “winter robin.” People told me I couldn’t have seen what I saw. After hearing that from a few folks, I decided to set the record straight.

Red Candles of Winter: Staghorn Sumac

Karl VonBerg Monday, 18 December 2017

Red Candles of Winter: Staghorn Sumac

Driving a country road recently on a cold, crystal-clear day, I noticed the fat red spires of staghorn sumac seed clusters silhouetted against the deep blue sky.

A Frosty Photo Shoot

Joshua VanBrakle Monday, 04 December 2017

A Frosty Photo Shoot

Winter and I do not agree. But even I have to admit there’s some beauty in the cold, as I discovered one morning when hoarfrost coated the woods.

Seeps in the Snow

Joshua VanBrakle Monday, 18 January 2016

Seeps in the Snow

If you wander your woods on a snowy day, you might come across an area of surprising green, like the one in the photo below. These areas are called seeps, and if you’re fortunate enough to have one, you have an excellent winter home for wildlife on your hands.

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