Monthly Archives: May 2011

Finding Your Way

Humans must have a hardwired wanderlust.  For generations our ancestors  always moved on to new places, and this continues today. An average American will live in five homes in his lifetime, and in between we take vacations.  Nowadays we have … Continue reading

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Earthworms

Since I enjoy an occasional fishing trip and dabble with a garden, I thought I knew all about worms.  Little did I realize what amazing and beneficial animals they are. The two most common worms we have in our area … Continue reading

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Biodiversity

Biodiversity is a big deal in ecology circles these days.  The dictionary defines it simply as the variety of living things in a particular area or region.  Opinions on the importance of biodiversity vary, but to me the loss of … Continue reading

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Purple Boxes in Trees

You may drive along this summer and see what looks like a purple triangular box hanging in a tree.  It is not a crashed kite, but an insect trap for detecting the presence of Emerald Ash Borer, an exotic insect … Continue reading

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Bluebirds

We have a pair of bluebirds busy building a nest under the eve of our house that I’m allowing because I enjoy having them around. They are pretty things with an appetite for insect pests.  The first sighting of bluebirds … Continue reading

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