Category Archives: Nature

The Stink on Stink Bugs

              OUTSIDE The Stink on Stink Bugs By Steve Roark TN Dept. Agriculture, Forestry Division   One reason I really enjoy living in the country is the opportunity to see nature up close: the … Continue reading

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Animal Groups

It’s a given that Humans work together as a society, and in nature many animal species do the same.  Predators such as wolves hunt in packs to be more effective at bringing down large animals, which can supply enough food … Continue reading

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Predator Harassment

You may have seen a group of crows or other birds appearing to attack a hawk or owl sitting in a tree.  This is called mobbing and is done to a number of predators, especially ones that prey on young … Continue reading

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How to Make Snow

I’m sure you have looked up at the gray winter sky and wondered if it will snow. But have you ever wondered why it snows at all?  What follows is God’s recipe for a snow, but I must warn you … Continue reading

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Make an Outside Resolution

Modern living can make us too busy to relax, and I’m not the first to tell you that’s not healthy.  Humans of whatever age need to play and let those stress generated hormones that make the heart race and adrenaline … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Wildfires of 2016

When wildfires began to occur around mid-October and greatly increased in November, I saw right away that fires were behaving differently from what we were used to seeing. They were burning hotter and were harder to control. And then the … Continue reading

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A Solar Powered World

Solar power normally conjures contraptions that capture the sun’s energy to perhaps heat a home or run a calculator.  The truth is that almost every energy source we use begins with solar power.   Humans and the animal kingdom in … Continue reading

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