Everyone has their reasons for spending time in a forest.
Some people enjoy the solitude. Some people enjoy the fresh air. Some people enjoy the exercise.
I count myself as someone who enjoys all three. But if I had to be completely honest with myself, I’d have to say that something else attracts me far more strongly than solitude, fresh air, and exercise.
I go to the forest to learn. Often, I go there to ask questions.
Over the years, I’ve found that there’s no shortage of questions a person can ask when spending time in a forest.
What kind of forest is this? Who are we likely to find in this forest? Where does one forest stop and another begin? Why does any of this matter?
I recently spent time in a small patch of mature forest and asked some of these questions. If you’re interested in receiving a beginner-level education on mature forest characteristics, check out the video.