Conventional ways of doing things aren’t always the most effective ways of doing things.
Take tree identification, for instance.
We might think that we have to strain our necks in order to identify trees. If we don’t look up into the canopy, how else are we supposed to learn?
We can look down instead.
When we look down at the forest floor, we discover clues. After analyzing these clues, we can easily determine which trees are growing nearby — without even looking up.
During a recent walk, I attempted to identify trees based on what I observed beneath my feet. I brought my camera along to show you just how effective (and fun!) such an exercise can be.
If you want to learn how to identify trees without looking up, check out the video!