Hi, there! Thanks for stopping by.

This is Footsteps in the Forest.

A place best summed up by the phrase in our logo: Information, Interpretation and Inspiration.

We just want to help you enjoy the natural world.

Our goal really is just that simple.

Of course, like any other business, we have to keep the lights on. We primarily accomplish this via advertising and affiliate sales.

The former revenue stream doesn’t really require much explanation, except to say that we try our best to avoid plastering annoying ads everywhere.

The latter simply refers to the fact that if you click on some of the product links in our articles, we receive a small commission. This doesn’t change the price you pay at all.

With that said, we’d encourage you to just jump in.

We’ll see you out on the trail!  

Footsteps in the Forest Contributors

We rely on a global team of outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers to publish the kind of content you deserve.

Some of our key contributors include:

Ben Team

Editor in Chief


A lifelong environmental educator and the former executive director of a 501(c)3 nature preserve, Ben has led more than 10,000 miles of guided nature hikes, authored more than 40 animal care books, and been profiled in a variety of media outlets, including local public television, Countyline Magazine, and Disney Radio.

When not on the trail or in front of his computer, Ben can be found cooking for his lady or playing with his dogs.