This topic has now taken on a life of it's own so why not start a thread on it?
I'm not defending his actions since he did trespass and did it knowingly. Something as an avid trail runner I have done many times. I've been in that area literally hundreds of times and there are many, many trails that have a quasi public use - trail bikers, horses, bike riders, walkers and I have run across countless people over the years I've been in that area with no complaints. As a runner power lines are great since they usually break into trails off the lines and I'll follow them. At nemasket.net, when I was actually on the site, I had an extensive list of trails in the Mboro area and I think Mark was following one of them. I've also collected feathers through the years and have actually given them to science classes or used them in lessons by creating quill pens. Canada Geese were usually the best but turkey feathers are quite common and I use to pick them up.
At least he addressed the issue and did not avoid it like MT and JP did. As far as the total package of his actions I can't comment on that but you folks are free to do so. Mark gave his explanation and both he and we will have to live with it.
You can check out his blog at http://bellicose-bumpkin.blogspot.com/2008/08/bumpkin-public-menace.html