I hit the jackpot yesterday and today when I ran into Bob Popp and his son Evan
Bob, on the left, is the state botanist for Vermont.
I learned SO much from him about ferns, plants, and trees. I had a million questions and he answered them all.
I’m in Monson ME and about to enter the 100 mile wilderness, so I may not be able to blog for several days!
Check out this female spruce grouse
Heading deep into the wilderness of Maine for 6 days,
And if you happen to run into Dawn Schillinger or Shea Armstrong, who often hike around in Baxter State Park, tell them I said hello. They are both IHS employees.
Enjoy the rest of the journey to the Big K. I am thoroughly enjoying your pictures!
Happy hiking, Kevin!
Glad you met the Popp boys. Stay safe!
Best in the 100 Mile W. And stop torturing the frogs and toads (typed with a smile)
Good luck in the Wilderness! Looking forward to “seeing you on the other side.”