For the past couple of years, I've spent my weekends wrangling salamanders, dissecting owl pellets and learning about the ecology of our beautiful Appalachian forest. Now, after 65 hours of class/fieldwork and 48 hours of volunteer work, I am officially a West Virginia Master Naturalist!
This program has seriously enriched my life by deepening my understand of our environment. In retrospect, it has also provided me the experience needed to formulate a few tips that will help you truly enjoy your time in nature too.
Amy McLaughlin, your personal retreat co-curator at Lafayette Flats Retreats. Find me on Instagram posting about self-care, wellness and mushrooms. Yep, mushrooms.