Regular readers of this blog know I travel far and wide in Ohio and beyond, appreciating the beauty and diversity of flora and fauna. Mohican holds its own- an oasis of fresh-pine and hemlock, damp earth, bird song, insect hum and babble of the river as it flows through the gorge.
Rock outcroppings, where glaciers came to grinding halt, where hemlock begin. Tonight's visit to the forest office for an open house, reminds me why. Why do I spend my time protecting Mohican and helping others to learn more of nature's secret way? Compelled by the grandeur of it all, how can I not protect and preserve this for others? It is as second nature as breathing... this forest, simply must be.
It needs no one, and yet needs us all, at the same time.