Thursday the group went on a field trip to Squam Swamp and it was beautiful to walk around a forest in the winter. The abundant amount of Tupelo surrounded us, so it felt like a dimension distorting funhouse. The Black Beach in the picture above stuck out among all the other forestry, the trunk low to the ground with long windy tree branches distinguished itself from all other trees. The vernal pools we passed were calm while life hibernates under the water, as well as the stream clear of ferns that usually blockade any access to it. Even in the winter the life of the forest was calm and unseen, but still stirring.