Recently, we went back to Birchmont to check on a few camp improvement projects and enjoy the changing leaves. Our days were peaceful, but a little too peaceful. The rustling of the leaves in the grove area has almost a forlorn sound without the background soundtrack of campers’ voices rising and falling amidst the changing trees. But even without our campers, there was plenty of work to be done getting Birchmont ready for the winter. After meeting with Rod and Sandy, Bob Doe met us in the Orchard to release the quail we hatched from eggs and raised at Nature this summer. The birds are now fully matured and ready to fly and learn how to fend for themselves in the wilds of NH. In fact, they may even feel a bit like many of you when you think back to your first days of independence at camp; a little nervous, but excited to spread your wings and explore. If you didn’t see the quail at nature this summer, make sure to check them out in 2015!