Monthly Archives: September 2013

Pitch Pine

We have several pine species in our area, and one of the more uncommon ones is Pitch pine (Pinus rigida).  It is mostly found on dry slopes and ridges in association with other pines and oaks.  It has little commercial … Continue reading

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The Wilderness of Night

When was the last time you left the comforting lights of your home or campfire and stepped into the night darkness?  Familiar places take on a new, mysterious look.  Colors vanish, and the world closes in as your view becomes … Continue reading

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Hitchhiking Plants

Almost any trip I make in the field is not without the obligatory ritual of pulling off seeds stuck to my pants.  This is especially true in the fall and winter, when the seeds are mature and easily dislodged. Most … Continue reading

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