July 3, 2012

Alderleaf Summer Courses

Now that our amazing Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program has come to a close and we look forward to starting another year school in the fall, it might seem that things have slowed down here at Alderleaf.  This is not so, however, as we continue to teach a variety of short courses throughout the summertime.

We are excited about next week's Wilderness Survival Skills Intensive.  This 5 day course is an excellent introduction to many of the core skills of wilderness survival, including primitive fire skills, shelter building, wildlife tracking, stone tools, nature awareness and much more.  Check out more details and register here: http://www.wildernesscollege.com/wilderness-survival-skills.html

This course was included in an article in the Everett Herald last summer: http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110910/NEWS01/709109937

Alderleaf Campus itself is showing the abundance of summer, with a variety of wild berries coming into season including salmonberry, thimbleberry, black-cap raspberry and others.  The rich mixture of greens are at there most impressive now.  The foliage houses many nesting birds. They can be seen busily flying to and fro, seeking insects and berries to stuff into the mouths of their eager chicks.

The ponds are rippling with all kinds of life-forms, including the tadpoles of several amphibians, colorful fish and a diversity of invertebrate creatures.

Summer is one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit and take classes at Alderleaf.  Come check us out and join us for some courses!

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