Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Opossum

The opossum (Didelphis virginiana) is not held in high esteem, generally thought to be an ugly little creature found dead along the road. But it is in fact one of the more unique animals in North America, being a prehistoric … Continue reading

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Coarse Woody Debris

A walk in the woods is often done to escape the complexities of human society that hound us all. The forest is a place of peace and supposed simplicity. But if observed closer the forest has an intricate complexity that … Continue reading

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Fall Webworm Bad This Year

You may have noticed trees with end branches are covered with a gaum of spidery webbing. The cause is a pesky little caterpillar called Fall Webworm, whose population seems to be up this year.   Seems like whenever I write … Continue reading

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