Monthly Archives: June 2011

Great Blue Heron

If you hang around rivers or lakes much, you will have no doubt seen a blue heron fly over head, slowly beating its enormous wings, long neck tucked in, and trailing long legs like a kite tail.  They are one … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Plants

As an amateur naturalist I have a passion to know how things work.  In college I once saw the chemical reactions involved in photosynthesis laid out on a large poster. This all-important method plants use to make food for themselves … Continue reading

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Life Span

Life span is a term often used in the science and medical fields, and I recently read that that can mean two different things.  The definition of life span in a medical dictionary is “the average or maximum length of … Continue reading

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Mulberry

If you’ve never hunted down a red mulberry tree in June and eaten double handfuls of sweet berries, you ought to give it a try.  Mulberries are common in our area and can be found on rich, moist sites in … Continue reading

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Fireflies

One of the more peaceful forms of summer entertainment is sitting out in the yard watching fireflies do their light show at dusk. And who hasn’t as a child stalked and captured “lightnin bugs” them in a jar?  Fireflies are … Continue reading

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