Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
On Sunday, April 25, I headed out with two climbers, students at MIT, to Crow Hill Ledges, a popular climbing and hiking destination in DCR’s Leominster State Forest.
I have been rock climbing off and on in gyms in Boston and in Sydney, Australia, for a couple of years now. However, climbing outside is a relatively new experience for me. Climbing has mostly been about facing my fear of heights. Trusting that a few straps of nylon, some sticky shoes, and that my belay partner can keep me safe from falling dangerously is a big step for me, and for most anyone that climbs. It is no wonder that I hear from veteran climbers joking about how finding a solid climbing partner is often more stressful, and more difficult, than finding a significant other!
Climbing partners Zenith Zhang, age 29, and Ross McKinney, age 23, seem to get along famously—trusting each other with their lives each time they attempt to send, or complete, a route. This post is largely a photo story on both climbers, with detailed captions to accompany each photograph.
2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: February posted on Feb 25
February’s contest winner was Amanda Bettle, who photographed sheep at The Natural Resources Trust of Easton. This photo features Dog, a former 4-H show animal and sole male sheep among the nine ewes in the Natural Resources Trust of Easton (NRT) flock. It is the mission …Continue Reading 2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: February
2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January posted on Jan 26
January’s contest winner was Renee Finnegan, who photographed a pensive Highland cow at Oak Meadows Farm & Garden in Rutland. Glenn and Mary Kauppila have been farming 100 acres of land in Rutland for approximately 15 years. With the help of their three adult children, they …Continue Reading 2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January
Visit Winter Farmers’ Markets for Holiday Gifts posted on Dec 5
While performers serenade shoppers with upbeat or easy-listening music, farmers and food producers sell a wide variety of local food throughout the winter at over 40 winter farmers’ markets this season. Those who have not yet visited a winter market might be surprised by …Continue Reading Visit Winter Farmers’ Markets for Holiday Gifts