What we're about
We are people who enjoy moseying through nature and sharing what we find. We are nature enthusiasts, nature educators, nature photographers, nature artists, and nature-inspired writers.
Our outings are partly collaboratively-guided nature hikes, partly jaunts for creative inspiration. We share what we know with one another as we go and stop periodically to explore or do our creative thing.
Some of us will be taking record photos to upload to species monitoring sites such as iNaturalist (http://www.inaturalist.org/), Project Noah (http://www.projectnoah.org/), BugGuide (http://bugguide.net/), eBird (http://ebird.org/), etc. Check out the cool apps you can get for these sites.
We are not quiet. We are free to talk and socialize, whether we're moseying about or hanging out to explore an area. That means we'll mostly be looking at bugs, plants, and geology and less at shyer vertebrates.
Our treks are short in distance but long in time. We'll normally walk between .5 and 1.5 miles, but we'll be out there for 2 to 3 hours. Children are welcome. Dogs are welcome in areas that allow dogs, but only on a leash, and you'll likely have to hang back from cool finds to keep the dog from scaring things away.
Always remember to bring water and sunscreen. Closed shoes and long pants are also recommended, in case we pass poison ivy or step off trail to see things.
We generally cancel hikes for rain or extreme cold. Cancellations are announced either the night before the hike or an hour before the hike.