As we kick off the New Year, I’d like to welcome a new member of our Naturalist staff – Jeannie Nicklas. Jeannie is an experienced Naturalist, nature illustrator, and lover of the outdoors! I’d like to say thanks so much to our outgoing Naturalists Cory Stephenson and Jen Higgings, who have been dedicated to our educational mission and led many wonderful programs for us over the past few years. This week, we are kicking off a new feature called Naturalist Notes, where you can learn more about the wildlife, forests, and natural world at Stark Mountain and beyond. I hope you will join us soon for a fun and informative weekend snowshoe outing at 10:30 am every Saturday and Sunday!
– Sean Lawson, Naturalist Director
Jeannie Nicklas has been a natural history educator/freelance scientific illustrator for over 30 years and began her career while studying for her M.S. in Forest Biology. She has taught natural history at summer camps, nature centers and in local schools. She created content and artwork for the Eaton Woods interpretive trail signage in Warren, Vermont. This project engaged several classes from the Warren Elementary School to delineate the different ecosystems along the trail. She has produced scientific, wildlife and botanical illustrations for various educational institutions, government agencies and consulting firms. Jeannie operates a landscaping business when the snow is not on the ground and can be found on the ski slopes, leading snowshoe tours or sledding down Lincoln Gap throughout the winter.
For more information about our Naturalist Programs or to register for a guided snowshoe tour please visit madriverglen.com/