Monthly Archives: May 2012

Murmurs about Mimosa

Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin) is an imported ornamental that is very frequent in our area, and is most noticed when it produces its fluffy pink flowers in early summer.  Its commonness is worrisome from a forest health standpoint.   Mimosa is … Continue reading

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Drinking Enough Water

Water is the world’s most healthy and inexpensive beverage. It can increase energy and endurance, prevent kidney stones, aid digestion, and regulate body temperature.  Yet very few of us consume as much as we should.   It is surprising how … Continue reading

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Blue Gill

A lot of adults who enjoys fishing got hooked on the sport (pardon the pun) by fishing for bluegill as a kid.  Because of its willingness to take a variety of natural and artificial baits, its feistiness when hooked, and … Continue reading

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Interesting Creepy-Crawlies

If you go for a walk in the woods right now I almost guarantee you will see a “thousand legs” bug about 2-3 inches long that has a flat shiny black body with yellow stripes along the edges.  They must … Continue reading

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Thanks to the Forest Owner

When you drive down the road enjoying the beauty of our hills and mountains covered with trees, you just used one the forest’s many benefits: its natural beauty, called aesthetics by the fancy word bunch.  And it cost you nothing.  … Continue reading

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