In a fading fall landscape, the Chicken of the Woods fungus (Laetiporus sulphureus) provides a brilliant color as it goes about its work of decomposing this stump.

Established in 1998, MAD Scientist Associates, LLC is a full-service ecological and wetland consulting firm.  MAD Scientist Associates provides clients with a high level of expertise in wetland science, ecological site characterization, and environmental impact assessment. We deliver accurate, complete, and timely data that can streamline the environmental compliance process and allow clients to make better-informed and more sustainable land use decisions. MAD Scientist Associates also helps clients understand and successfully navigate increasingly complex regulatory requirements and permit processes to meet project goals as efficiently as possible. We offer a variety of ecological consulting services in the areas of wetlands and streams, ecological risk assessment, and ecological studies, and environmental education.