After leaving graduate school I moved to the greater Indianapolis area. Doing so was not my first choice; the city did not and does not appear to have an insatiable demand for agricultural economists.
Fortunately, I lived not far from one of the nicest state forests in Indiana, and I spent a lot of time there. Eventually I launched an environmentally-related website called EcoIndiana and began writing brief profiles of natural areas around the state.
With time I accumulated a half dozen binders full of scribbled, rain-spattered notes, maps, and brochures, and over the course of several years converted them into a small book called Wild Indiana, now in its second edition. Ask for it in bookstores, or pick up a copy via Amazon.