Monthly Archives: June 2018

Wildlife Cover

Wildlife Cover By: Steve Roark From past biology classes you know that all animals require the right habitat that provides all that they need to survive.  Habitat needs can be broken down into three basic components: reliable water, food, and … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Plants

The Miracle of Plants By: Steve Roark As an amateur naturalist I have a curiosity to know how things work.  In college I once saw the chemical reactions involved in photosynthesis laid out on a large poster. This all-important method … Continue reading

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Got Water?

Got Water? By: Steve Roark Water is the world’s most healthy and inexpensive beverage. It can increase energy and endurance, prevent kidney stones, aid digestion, and regulate body temperature.  Yet few of us consume as much as we should. It … Continue reading

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Blackgum

Blackgum By: Steve Roark Blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica), also called tupelo gum and sour gum, can be found in almost any woodland in our area.  It grows on a wide range of conditions, from wet areas to dry ridge tops. Probably … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Nature

The Sounds of Nature By Steve Roark When it comes to appreciating the natural world, getting out and seeing it is how it’s most often done.  We go on vacations or road trips to see beautiful things like forests, mountains, … Continue reading

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