Monthly Archives: April 2014

Bark Thieves

Wild medicinal plants have been used to cure ailments for thousands of years, and are still very much in use today. Over 40% of prescription drugs sold in the U.S. contain at least one ingredient derived from nature. Herbal medicine … Continue reading

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Planting by Nature

Our forefathers paid a lot more attention to natural events than we do now. They had no radio, TV, or newspaper to provide weather trends, so they looked to nature to tell them when to plant beans or when to … Continue reading

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Wildflower Watching

Spring is a great time of year, when the dull brown of winter gives way to fresh grass, soft greens of newly opened leaves, and lots of flowers blooming. One of my favorite hobbies is wildflower identification and photography. It’s … Continue reading

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Turkey Lifestyle

The day-to-day life of our native wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is pretty routine most of the year: hang out with friends, feed during the day, and roost in trees at night. The bird is a tremendous hiker, walking long distances … Continue reading

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