|There's no better place to spend a hot day than in the cool shade of the forest...|
This week I'm keeping things short and sweet... I almost skipped this week's blog post, but then thought to myself - hey, I need a Nature Nerd Wednesday, myself! So join me in taking a deep breath and reveling in a much- needed nature break.
The next few days are going to be sweltering, with high temperatures in western Washington forecast to be in the low to mid-nineties by Saturday. Luckily, I'll be spending Saturday roaming through the deep shade of old-growth forest for an ecology class. We often run to the beach to cool off on hot days, but in many cases, a forest will offer more shade, cooler temperatures, and if you're lucky, a cold stream or clear lake in which to dip your toes.
So in recognition of the upcoming heat wave - and of next week's National Park Centennial - take a few minutes to cool off with this lovely film featuring the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park.