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Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder Bugs By: Steve Roark Boxelder bugs can make a nuisance of themselves by gathering around the house in large numbers.  They usually do this in the autumn in preparation to move into protected areas to over-winter.  While they do … Continue reading

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Plants That Use Dinner Bells

Plants That Use Dinner Bells By Steve Roark It’s nice to think that plants produce fruit for our pleasure and that of other creatures.  They do want us to eat them but have an ulterior motive of getting their seeds … Continue reading

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House Dust

House Dust By: Steve Roark Those trying in vain to keep a house clean detest house dust.  It floats in sunbeams and accumulates on furniture.  Most assume the dust comes from outside, and about 60% of it does in the … Continue reading

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Meat Eat

Meat Eat By: Steve Roark The average American diet includes one of three meats, either beef, pork, or chicken.  I always thought we ate more beef than anything, but chicken has of late given beef a run for its money.  … Continue reading

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Who Sees the Best Rainbow

Who Sees the Best Rainbow By Steve Roark Humans are apparently hard-wired to love seeing rainbows, as proven by all the Facebook photo postings that pop up whenever one appears in our area.  But have you ever wondered if, say … Continue reading

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Spikenard: Connecting Our Mountains with the Bible

Spikenard: Connecting Our Mountains with the Bible By Steve Roark As a botany nut I’m always amazed at the diversity of plants we have in the mountains, as I’m constantly coming across plants I don’t know.  One I’ve observed for … Continue reading

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Wild Drinks

Wild Drinks By Steve Roark Our area’s high plant diversity makes getting outside an adventure, with every trail or country road having something interesting to see, feel or smell. If you’d like to add taste to some of your outings, … Continue reading

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