Monthly Archives: January 2018

Bug Brain Surgery

Bug Brain Surgery By Steve Roark TN Dept. Agriculture, Forestry Division Parasites do not have a positive reputation. I mean let’s face it; they live and feed on other living animals.  They are considered cheaters, degenerates, thieves, evil things.  And … Continue reading

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What Are We Missing?

What Are We Missing? By: Steve Roark TN Dept. of Agriculture, Forestry Division   On a cold January morning in 2007 the Washington Post conducted an experiment.  They invited Joshua Bell, one of the most famous classical violinists of our … Continue reading

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The Majestic Beech Tree

The Majestic Beech Tree By: Steve Roark TN Dept. Agriculture, Division of Forestry The American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) is very common in our area and is to me one of the nobler trees in the forest.  It has never been … Continue reading

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Sun Dogs: Snow-bow Sky Show

Sun Dogs: Snow-bow Sky Show  By Steve Roark TN Dept. Agriculture, Forestry Division I’ve seen sundogs twice already this year, so thought it good to touch on them.  They are those bright spots of light you sometimes see on one … Continue reading

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