Blog Posts

Happy Earth Day!

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, an international event that celebrates the earth and supports environmental protection. We hope that everyone has had the opportunity to get outside safely or give back to earth in some way or another today. As a preserved research and educational forest, Hopkins… Continue reading »

Reflections on Hopkins Forest Educating

The Hopkins Memorial Forest runs twice-weekly field trips during the fall and spring to elementary and middle-school aged children that focus on outdoor education. These trips are led by Williams students. Bellow is one student’s reflection on the fall season. Students Carrying Sap for Maple Sugaring I’m sitting shotgun as… Continue reading »

Spring: Seasons of the Forest Series

Seasons of the Forest: As I complete my trek through the winter season at Hopkins Memorial Forest, I have the unique opportunity to reflect on each season this year in the forest, due to the fact I have worked each one in this last year. Over the course of four blog… Continue reading »

Winter Animal Tracking Adventure!

Even during the coldest, seemingly bleakest period of the year, the local woods are alive with animals, which are out and about looking for food and shelter to help them endure the frigid conditions.  Birds flit around looking for stray seeds and dormant insects, while squirrels and rabbits scamper around… Continue reading »

2019 Fall Festival!

After a year hiatus, Hopkins Memorial Forest’s Fall Festival is back and better than ever. Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 6th, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m! Its located at our regular address: 271 NW Hill Rd. For those who are unfamiliar, this event celebrates the changing of the seasons… Continue reading »

On Building a Bridge

  Drew standing by the new bridge frame By the time our bridge was near completion, with its skeletal wooden frame arching over the stream, Niko turned to me and said he wished we had time lapsed the whole progresses from a single vantage point, so we could… Continue reading »

The HMF Blog!

Starting in early September, the Hopkins Memorial Forest website will include updates on the goings of the forest written by current students, staff, and faculty. It will include content about research conducted by faculty and students, community events, educational outreach, and forest management. In addition to the blog, there will be… Continue reading »