DSC00775“It is better to know one mountain than to climb many.” — Indian Proverb

This is a valuable idea in Nature Study.  If you visit the same location regularly you get a chance to observe changes in real time.  For several months we hiked the same trail each week and it was amazing to see how aware we became of new buds, blooms, leaves, fruit, fungi, mushrooms, birds — not to mention changes in water level and run-off.  You can do the same thing in your own backyard if you explore it regularly with open eyes!