Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Curiosity of Contrails

The Curiosity of Contrails              By Steve Roark You may not have realized it, but if  you look up on a clear day you will likely see a man-made cloud somewhere in the sky, trailing behind … Continue reading

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The Bad Rap of Snake Oil

The Bad Rap of Snake Oil By Steve Roark I have a friend who told a humorous story about being in a meeting where someone was speaking of things that he knew to be untrue, downright bovine excreta.  When he … Continue reading

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The Scoop on Sweetgum

The Scoop on Sweetgum By: Steve Roark Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) is a common tree in our area, normally found growing in low areas where the soil is moist, such as near streams or drains.  The name comes from the taste … Continue reading

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Be an Astronomer for One Night

Be an Astronomer for One Night By: Steve Roark TN Dept. of Agriculture, Forestry Division   The winter night sky gives you the opportunity to see a few things you may not have thought you could see.  In one small … Continue reading

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