Monthly Archives: August 2018

A Thorny Subject

A Thorny Subject By Steve Roark My job as a forester was a blessing to allow me to get out and enjoy the beauty of our woods and fields and get paid for it. But there were plants out there … Continue reading

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Pondering the Milky Way

Pondering the Milky Way By: Steve Roark I hope each of you have had the opportunity to be in a really dark place on a clear night and caught a glimpse of a shimmering, sort of thin fog like band … Continue reading

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A Cosmic Perspective

A Cosmic Perspective By: Steve Roark   I was mowing the grass the other day and, not particularly enjoying it, mused over what a dull thing to be doing.   I was not taking things into perspective. While I thought I … Continue reading

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Sumac

Sumac By: Steve Roark Sumacs are very common in our area, most often found in overgrown fields and areas that have been disturbed.  While considered a weed by many, it does have the virtues of providing cover and food for … Continue reading

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Box Turtle Trivia

Box Turtle Trivia By: Steve Roark  The way a turtle is put together is pretty much the reverse of ours.  I mean look at it: we have soft body parts protecting a hard-inner skeleton.  Turtles have a hard-outer skeleton protecting … Continue reading

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