This blog is mostly a collections of my musings on recreation related research (biophysical and sociological) and, more generally, natural resource related topics. Occasionally my other interests will bleed through, so do not be surprised by posts related to baking, knitting, science fiction, or the adventures of my ridiculously destructive cat.
The blog name comes from a phrase often used in recreation research, interpretation, and visitor management: “the average visitor does not exist”. The statement is a reminder that visitors to parks and protected areas are diverse and generalizations about visitors can only be made with caution. This diversity in visitors itself is a curse and a blessing; variety makes managing parks and protected areas difficult and as such, managing visitor use is an interesting topic of research.