Monthly Archives: November 2013

Squirrels as Foresters

An ecologist named Joseph Grinnell way back in 1936 once asked how it was that oak trees could colonize the tops of hills and ridges.  Acorns are too heavy for wind to disperse them, and gravity tends to make them … Continue reading

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Turkey History

Turkeys have been in the Americas for a very long time.  Fossil records show they were around 11 million years ago and were likely distributed continuously from middle latitudes of North America to northern South America during the Pleistocene Era.  … Continue reading

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Deer Survival Tactics

I have been putting off writing about deer because I knew that when I did my research I would be inundated with information.  White tail deer is the most popular game animal in eastern U.S., and there’s been a lot … Continue reading

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