Progress Update 10/30/2017: The November Report

The November Report

Going forward, near the beginning of each month we will be releasing a special report to provide highlights of what to look for and be aware of in the upcoming month. We will cover seasonal changes, notable species, foraging tips, and recommended places to visit.

What’s Next

  • After finishing our section on Foraging and edible species, we feel it’s warranted to put together a new special section dedicated to potential dangers of the wild such as deadly poisonous plants, poison ivy, etc… Knowledge of one should always include the other.
  • Adding to our foraging section we will be looking forward to adding recipes for wild edibles. (Such as pickled ramps, sauteed mushrooms, etc…) We will look to our audience to submit recipes and photos.

There are also still a few minor bugs and formatting issues on the website that need to be resolved. We also want to make a few improvements to page layout to improve loading time as well as some additional navigation options. Simply put, we want the website to load faster and help you get to what you are looking for easier.

What’s Happening Outside

November is nearly upon us. We had a big storm last night in Connecticut and it knocked down a few trees and cleaned many of the trees of its leaves. September and October was fairly dry and many of the lakes and ponds were noticeably very low. So despite the damage done by last night’s storm, it was some much needed rain.

I went for a light hike at Cherry Lane Park in Wilton on Saturday and it was the first hike of the year where there was nothing of interest worth photographing. No mushrooms popping out of the ground anymore, just a few old turkey tails growing on logs. Most of the deciduous plants had died-off, and what was left was turning brown. While it’s still possible to see an interesting mushroom or plant, this hike signals for me the end of forest treks and I will spend the rest of the autumn/winter near the shoreline, lakes, and ponds looking for the winter migrant birds.


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