As a result of requests, I’ve put together a list of recommended resources that I’ve either personally used (in most cases) or which have come highly recommended to me by people I trust.

I will add to these lists as I come across new resources that I recommend.

Naturalist learning:

Lead with Nature. I have taken many tracking courses with Dan over the years and have learned much. He has a wealth of knowledge and some fun YouTube posts on bird identification.

The Harris Center. They have done a fantastic job saving land in my area and offer some great courses and guided tours. Well worth a membership.

Monadnock Conservancy. They also have saved much land in our area. New trails are being developed regularly. Also well worth a membership.

Nelson, NH history. A wealth of information on the cellar holes found on the trails in Nelson and around.

John Muir Laws. He has taught me much about journalling. Lots of wonderful learning on his YouTube channel.

George Baumann and Jennie Golding two great naturalists living the good life with their son in Yellowstone. Check out their website. and

Products I like:

Hydroflask my go to for water bottles and coffee mugs.

Arc’teryx my favorite hiking shorts.

Dog harnesses courtesy of I buy mine at Evans on the Common in Townsend MA.


I use WordPress for my blog. Extremely easy even for this non computer person.

Enjoy my journal maps? I use Gaia GPS. I have tried many but they seem to give me the best coverage.


The best local history reporting comes from, many thanks to Rick Church

and the Historical Society of Cheshire County,, Alan Rimrill is a wealth of information.

I love getting historical information from the New England Historical Society. They send me emails, not too many, that are filled with interesting articles.

Please let me know if you have any favorites to share, or if you would like me to test a product for you.