Mariton: May the Forest Be With You

May 4, 2022

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

A Wood Thrush singing in the middle of the forest.

Photo by Carole Mebus. This Wood Thrush need undisturbed forests to survive.

It is May 4th.  May the Forest be With You.  Forests are much more than just trees.  They provide homes for all sorts of creatures that can’t live in other habitats.  Forests recycle carbon dioxide.  Forests cool the earth and control flooding.  Forests provide food, shelter and medicines for humans.  Each type of forest has unique combinations of plants and animals.  Walking in the forest is soothing (even in the rain).

The sun rays streaming through a dark forest.

Photo by Tim Burris.

Today is the a great day to celebrate your local forest.

A view of a leafless forest directly overhead.

Photo by Tim Burris. Celebrate May the Fourth with a walk in the Forest.