Alters and Nets: or How to Catch a Fish in the Forest, and What's To Be Done When You Do

fish found at Crystal Creek

Leading children into wildlands is fraught with mystery. The constant rhythm of forest school provides intimacy with nature, but nothing can ever be taken for granted.

The trek is never certain. Will the path be flooded? Is a storm on its way? Have fresh paw prints left a trail in the snow? Has poison ivy sprung up? Every change in weather, animal birth, and new sprout presents the forest anew to young adventurers and budding naturalists.