About Me

Now retired from a career in IT, I get to spend as much of my time as I like in the woods of western Massachusetts, a region (surprisingly) rich in forested land. I have always been drawn to the varied forests of this region, which lies in the transition zone between the southern oak/hickory forest and the northern hardwood forest.

 We are blessed with a wonderful mixture and diversity of both plant and animal life forms, all of which have fascinated me since my boyhood. Much of my daily time is now spent producing films in these forests to document the remnants of old growth forests we still have.

I also enjoy producing art pieces in wood as a woodturner. 

My goal in this blog is to share information, photos, and experiences related to the forests of our beautiful New England. You can watch our films at our New England Forests Youtube channel. Enjoy!

-Ray Asselin