Northern Woodlands Field Day

August 20, 2022 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thetford Academy
304 Academy Road
Northern Woodlands
603 795-0660

Northern Woodlands Magazine will hold its Summer Field Day on Saturday, August 20th, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm at Thetford Academy in Thetford, Vermont.


8:30 – 9:15 am          Registration – Tent A

9:15– 10:15 am         Welcome & Keynote Plenary Session – Theater, Anderson Bld.    Telling the Bald Eagle’s Story: A Narrative of Nature, History, and More, with Jack E. Davis

10:15 – 10:30 am     Break

10:30 –12:00 pm      Workshop Session A

A1. Forestry Woods Walk with Ethan Tapper

A2. Setting Up Your Own Seasonal Nature Journal with Clare Walker Leslie

A3. Everyday Wild: How Common Wildlife Connects Us to Place with Susie Spikol

A4. Fungi & Community Science: A Woodland Mushroom Walk with Meg Madden

A5. Writing the Outdoors: It’s Not Just About Nature with Kateri Kosek

A6. Design, Construction and Maintenance of Non-Motorized, Recreational Trails with John Morton


12:00 – 1:00 pm        Lunch – Main Tent

1:00 – 2:30 pm          Workshop Session B

B1. Woods Walk with Scott Ellis: Come on a Quest

B2. Forest Bathing with Susie Spikol and Marilyn Wyzga

B3. Introduction to Ornithological Illustration with Liz Wahid

B4. Don’t Call It Majestic: A Writing Workshop with Jack E. Davis

B5. Beyond Trail Cameras with Janet Pesaturo and Robert Zak

B6. Climate Resilience and Adaptation for Vermont’s Forests with Dr. Alexandra Kosiba


2:30 – 3:00 pm          Break

3:00 – 4:30 pm          Workshop Session C

C1. Forestry Woods Walk with Ethan Tapper

C2. Setting Up Your Own Seasonal Nature Journal with Clare Walker Leslie

C3. The Social Black Bear with Ben Kilham

C4. Saving the Endangered Lady’s Slippers of Northern New England with Dr. Peter Faletra

C5. The Latest on Jumping Worms with Dr. Josef Görres: Why Do We Care and What Can We Do?

C6. Woods Walk with the Caterpillar Lab

4:30 – 5:30 pm          Caterpillar Social – Main Tent


Registration costs $75 per person – includes all sessions, lunch, and social hour.

To register, go to