The environment and climate are in a constant flux with a direct correlation to the seasons, meteorology, the water cycle, and countless other natural forces that prevail over the landscape. My short film is a scientific investigation into how all of these natural forces change from day to day and from season to season, all the while flora and fauna thrive in these evolving ecosystems, which vary from one temperate extreme to the other. The plants and wildlife that have succeeded in conquering the constantly fluctuating environment of the northwest suburbs of Chicago are species that have adapted to surviving within a climate that is often brutally cold or hot and humid. This short film is a portrayal of a forest preserve from the perspective of the trees that exist within it. My objective in producing this film is to use time-lapse photography in a newfound way in order to present my viewer with many of the scientific endeavors that fascinate me.