Monthly Archives: September 2017

Blue Skies

By: Steve Roark Tennessee Division of Forestry September often provides some brilliant blue skies as the seasons change. As an amateur naturalist, the basic question of why the sky is blue came to me, which required some research to figure … Continue reading

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Deer Society

By: Steve Roark TN Dept. Agriculture, Forestry Division Socially, male and female white tailed deer are not, leading separate lives except for a brief mating period in the fall.  For the rest of the year bucks tend to hang in … Continue reading

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The Eastern Chipmunk By: Steve Roark TN Dept. Agriculture, Forestry Division

The eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) is a member of the squirrel family and very common in our area.  They are the little reddish brown ground squirrels you see scurrying about in the woods.  The average chipmunk is only 5-6 inches … Continue reading

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