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The Upside-Down Tree

The Upside-Down Tree By Steve Roark I’ve bragged about our areas plant diversity in the past. The mountainous terrain dissected by rivers and streams creates an incredible variety of habitats that supports more plant species than anywhere but rain forests. … Continue reading

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Identifying Pesky Poop

Identifying Pesky Poop By Steve Roark   I really enjoyed my career as a forester, partly because of the variety. It was rare that I did the same thing two days in a row. I could be walking in the … Continue reading

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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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