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Get Ready for Wild Pesto!!


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
April 27, 2018

Ramps, also known as wild leeks, are a wild onion species and one of the first spring ephemerals in the Wolf Ridge woods. Spring ephemerals are ground plants that sprout after the snow melts but before the trees leaf out, taking advantage of the increased sunlight hitting the forest floor. Ramps are more commonly associated […]

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A Day at Summer Camp


Posted By Jenny Bushmaker
April 26, 2018

Every day at Wolf Ridge Summer Camp is unique in its own way. With that in mind, here’s a tour through what one of those days might look like.   7:00 AM “Rise and Shine everyone!” (…yawn…) Time to wake up and get ready for the day…   7:30 AM “This is a repeat after […]

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The Lake People


Posted By Maggie Noun
April 17, 2018

The Lake People   There is one place on the shore of Mother Superior that the Lake People still frequent in peace. there is no black sludge that invades the rolling waves that hit basalt.   The Lake People maintain their garden combing through tangles of lichens. With crisp water, they gently spray the tiny […]

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Why Wilderness Trips Matter


Posted By David Butcher
April 11, 2018

When the weather starts to warm up and as signs of spring arrive, it is inevitable that I’ll start thinking about getting out on a wilderness trip during the summer. There is just something about the promise of exploration, solitude, and time spent with good friends, that keeps me dreaming about the next outdoor adventure. […]

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Spring Slowly Arrives


Posted By Maggie Noun
April 11, 2018

When Spring arrives on the ridge, it is not as Mary Oliver or other poets would write it as. There are no tender tendrils of green peeking through the ground, with song birds chirping happily in boughs of newly leafed trees. No, instead the ground is covered in crystalized, crunchy snow, with earth infused. The […]

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