The Forest in Winter

Photo by Mattie Decker “Come,” said the trees. “Come, and be still with me.” Dr. Mattie Decker shares her musings of the forest. Join her...
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Discovery at Transfiguration Preserve 

Transfiguration Preserve in Bat Cave is a beautiful, wild place where scientists recently discovered a new salamander. It’s a place where fourth graders learn math and science outdoors. It’s a place where people find healing through forest bathing. And it’s a place where a hiking trail may connect to Chimney Rock State Park. 

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The Snowy Forest

“Don’t your senses feel sharper?” Mattie asks, as snow crystals sparkle. An Episcopal oblate and Zen meditator who lives in Bat Cave, Mattie may soon lead forest bathing experiences for Conserving Carolina.

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