Many folks who are naturalists tend to be the "back-to-nature" sort of people. We eschew technology, preferring the simplicity of earlier times. I am often in this category. In a perfect world, I think I would be doing the whole homesteading "thing" - living off-the-grid, raising all my own meat and vegetables, etc.
BUT! This isn't to say I don't appreciate some of the technology that's out there. As an environmental educator, I enjoy sharing my knowledge of the outdoors with other people who are interested in learning. It used to be that one could only do this by writing books or letters, or in one-on-one encounters with visitors. However, in this very modern age, we now have blogs, spaces where we can post our thoughts and musings, where we can share our interests and our knowledge with others who might be like-minded.
So, I am taking those first tentative steps into the blog-o-sphere. I hope to interests and intrigue visitors with nifty notes about the natural world around me: the Adirondack Park. You will probably meet my dog here, "listen" to me expound on the trials and tribulations of my veggie garden (this will be Year Two), and hopefully you will learn something new with each visit.
That said, please bear with me while I navigate my way through the early steps of making this blog a fun place to be.