Today was my last day at Bush School for 8 months. It feels strange to leave something I feel so connected to. At the same time it feels like leaving is part of my responsibility to the community and the work. Its time to make space for others and return with new things to contribute. I'm grateful to everyone for showering me with love and well wishes and for taking the time to reflect with me on the impact this experience is having on their lives. If you're one of those people and you're reading this I hope you will check in here from time to time. I'll post updates and discoveries, letters and essays. In the meantime, thank you. Through Bush School I've had the great fortune to nurture my own connection to nature, to practice what I preach, to listen to the birds and tell their stories. I've learned to be a guide, a friend, a colleague and a leader. I've shared many moments of wonder and deep connection - which I carry with me and which keep me warm. With love and gratitude, Ranger Dan.