This has got to be the most amazing photo of a moose I've ever seen!

Yes, that's our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt riding mooseback. I wonder how he managed it!

Theodore Roosevelt on Mooseback

otter slide

After checking a book on animal tracks, I've come to the conclusion that this is an "otter slide". River Otters slide on their bellies when they can, and go in single file in the same track, so it could have been more than one. - John K

Welcome to the Quabbin Blog!

Submitted by Andy Anderson

The Quabbin Reservoir is an "accidental" but managed wilderness only minutes away from Amherst College. If you've never been there, its beauty can be quite breathtaking. We'll be making a number of visits to the Quabbin, so you're certain to get a feel for it; but it's huge, so you won't see all of it (at this time).

This page will serve as the course web log, aka a blog, where you can post your thoughts on the course as we go along, and comment on the postings of others. In other words, it's a course diary, and I hope that you will all add something every day. It may be poetic or it may be prosaic, it may be long or it may be short, but in any case it should be thoughtful.

Note: the blog is set to be openly readable (though restricted writable). So you can invite your friends to keep up with your activities by sending them a link to this page.

-- Andy