The Naturalist - Dispatches from the Wild

AWAKEN THE MOUNTAINS

by mathew sabatino November 22, 2016

Up at this elevation the bug didn't infect the firs.  This was a comforting thought but a fleeting one because soon to follow was the impending knowledge that some day, in the not so distant future, the climate would warm just enough for those bastards to make their ways to these healthy stands.  

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THE CRAFT OF WILD FORAGED AROMATICS

by mathew sabatino July 19, 2016

For me wild crafting is a ritual.  Its a study of myself & what it means to be part of the natural world.  In a nutshell, it means I go into the wilderness, whether it be the grand wilds of America or the local ones in my backyard, & I get dirty.  

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SUMMERTIME ROLLS

by mathew sabatino June 15, 2016

Growing up on Long Island has created a deep lagoon of nostalgic, maritime memories & romantic stories that reoccur like the tides of The Great South Bay...

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DISPATCHES FROM THE PINE BARRENS

by mathew sabatino October 27, 2015

The thing to consider is that there isn't as much plant diversity here as there is on the west coast for example, and this is something to really think about because this means that these plants & trees have existed here for thousands of years, undisturbed by serious adaptation.

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