Reeve Gutsell is a writer and naturalist based in Western Massachusetts. With an M.S. in Resource Management and Conservation and an M.F.A. in Writing and Poetics, she enjoys spending time in close observation of the natural world. She engages extensively in volunteer work with local environmental organizations while maintaining a small backyard garden. For more information, see her Linkedin page. For gardening advice, tips, and tricks, also visit the Windham County (VT) Extension Master Gardeners’ Facebook page, of which she is the primary administrator.