Spring into Summer Update 2020

Posted June 4th, 2020

The fireflies have all but left the forest, though they lit up the entire month of May with brilliant, tiny blasts of color flickering in every direction. The Barred owls’ early spring courting calls have given way to the omni present yacking of the pileated woodpeckers. The cool nights are no longer, and the mosquitos and yellow flies have arrived, but in amounts to be expected for this time of year.

The days are full with the care of the gardens, forest, ducks and chickens, and we are expecting the arrival of a new brood of baby chicks that will be hatching during this Strawberry Full Moon. Like many areas on the planet, there have been more wildlife creatures moving through woods, on our paths, due to the stillness and absence of human foot traffic. There certainly has been a large spike in deer visits, and they appear to greatly enjoy the broccoli heads that are currently turning to seed.

The natural life cycles of the Forest are all in tune with the changing seasons, and the rains that we are expecting this week should push out more floral blossoms. “​Il y a des fleurs partout pour qui veut bien les voir. ‘There are flowers everywhere, for those who look.’ ” -H. Matisse May the spirit of the Hostel in the Forest find you well and safe. Good luck with your gardens, whether they are sewn in soil, or the imagination.

Let’s grow something wonderful together.

May the Forest Be With You

The Hostel