Recycled: Tagging a black bear in the wild!

One year ago this week, I had the privilege of going on a bear tagging event with the MassWildlife staff. Every year, Commissioner Griffin and her talented staff of biologists venture out into the woods to track the movement of the black bear population in Massachusetts. Their goal is to better understand their eating, mating, … Continue reading

Hike the Appalachian Trail in 5 minutes!

This is a pretty impressive video done by a gentleman named Kevin Gallagher, who hiked the 2200 mile trail between Maine and Georgia. Entitled, the “Green Tunnel,” this 5 minute video strings together a series of photos that Ken takes along the trail. Note, if you skip about 3 minutes into the video, you get … Continue reading

Work at the National Park Foundation – Press/Gov Affairs

The National Park Foundation, the charitable arm of America’s National Parks has some pretty cool new job openings in their Washington, DC office.  This is includes a public relations specialist job as well as a coordinator for government relations. Internships are also available. Check them out!

Hot New Deal: Up to 50% off at Backcountry.com

Now that spring is fast approaching, it looks like there are more and more online deals for end-of-season winter gear. You may want to check out the sale over at Backcountry.com for their “Last Breath of Winter” clearance, which is offering up to 50% on a bunch of their jackets, pants, and skis. They have … Continue reading

Good Ole Days: Remembering Benson’s Wild Animal Farm

This week, during a visit with my kids, my father-in-law talked about the great memories he had from Benson’s Wild Animal Farm. Obviously, Andrew and Will had no clue what he was talking about, but he brought up a spot I haven’t thought about in over 25 years. It got me thinking…what ever happened to … Continue reading

Extreme neighborhood sledding!

I’m thinking about calling a few buddies over to throw back a few beers and try to pull off something like this for my kids in the backyard. Sure the boys may flip over the edge or sled right out to the street, but who cares – it looks like fun! Who’s in?

Try a cool new way to camp…stay in a YURT!

About five years ago, I heard from a few colleagues at the state Department of Conservation and Recreation about how great it was to stay in a yurt and that the state should consider installing more of these across state parks in Massachusetts. Like many of you, I said to myself “what the #$%@ is … Continue reading

The best internship on earth contest…

Okay, so the Sierra Club is running an amazing opportunity for high school graduates or college students to become an Outdoor Youth Ambassador intern. The job is in San Francisco where you spend the summer hiking, rafting and video blogging about your experiences. Best part is that you get a $2,500 stipend and $2,000 worth of … Continue reading

One of the best museums you’ve never been to….and it’s FREE!

Okay, so you can’t take the kids outdoors everyday…especially with the type of weather we’ve been having lately here in New England. But we stumbled upon what may be one of the most underrated museums that I’ve ever been to – and a new favorite spot for the boys! Upon the advice of my friend … Continue reading

Pancakes, Maple Sugaring & a Hike!

MassAudubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary will be holding their February Flapjack Fling on Saturday, February 26th from 8:15am to 12:00pm.  The morning starts out with a maple sugaring tour, where kids can learn how tree sap is transformed into syrup. After the tour, pancakes will be provided with Ipswich River maple syrup along with coffee, … Continue reading