Forest diary sketching at a creek, topographical notes and history

Sunday, den 14. August 2011

Today I walked again to a place called “Graubrunnen” (grey fountain). It is a patch of some 50 acres of forest. There are a number of small creeks which fall dry in summer unless there is rain. But nevertheless it is moist there. For me this place is a special, sinister place. During the Nazi-regime […]

Woody debris old tree stump, gouache sketch

Sunday, den 17. April 2011

Buy this sketch as postcard on Zazzle Coarse woody debris is a fascinating world for itself. There is a special program applied in the managed public forest around my home to leave more woody debris in the forests. The intention is to improve the living conditions for natural enemies of forest pests. As a result […]

Forest diary – the last dead trunk session

Monday, den 13. December 2010

As expected the snow had melted away since my last visit. Temperatures well above zero and some rain removed the white cover of last week almost entirely. While on my way through the woods on this overcast day I noticed the wonderful greens of moist moss on the trunks of beech and oak trees which […]