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  • Bloodroot

    Bloodroot Ah yes, my favorite wildflower bloomed today. They are often hard to catch because the bloom comes and goes so quickly. In the wild I have gotten lucky a couple times. Last year I transplanted a couple from our family land to a little fern and moss shade garden on the north side of […]

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  • Sea Level Rise Could Accelerate

    Not at all surprising for those of us paying attention, the situation “might be worse than earlier thought.” In a story by Michael Byrnes, Planet Ark reports that Sea Level Rise Could Accelerate: Data from satellites is showing that sea-level rises and polar ice-melting might be worse than earlier thought, a leading oceanographer said on […]

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  • Arctic could have iceless summers by 2100

    Writing for the Los Angeles Times, Alan Zarembo reports that the Arctic could have iceless summers by 2100: Climate models show a complete melting down to open ocean in warmer weather, maybe as early as 2040. A review of existing computer climate models suggests that global warming could transform the North Pole into an ice-free […]

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  • One day a tomato

    One day a tomato Ah yes, my first vegetable garden since moving back to Missouri! I planted a couple tomatoes and lots of basil last year but they were in pots. It was a bit of an experiment to see if the the deer would let them survive. This year I dug a small bed […]

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  • Northern Spring Peeper

    Heard outside my window tonight, the Northern Spring Peeper! From the Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri’s Toads and Frogs: Northern Spring Peeper (Hyla crucifer crucifer) A small, pinkish, gray or light tan treefrog with a dark x-mark on the back. This species has reduces adhesive toe pads, and spends most of the time on the […]

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  • Tree Bud

    Tree Bud I wrote a couple weeks ago about getting a new camera. Since then I’ve had lots of fun with it. I’m mostly interested in various forms of nature photography: landscape, wildlife, macro so I’ll be much happier once spring arrives. Thats not to say that there aren’t things to photograph in the winter, […]

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  • Honeybees Vanishing

    Last July I noticed that there were far fewer butterflies in my garden than in previous years. If there is indeed a drop in the butterfly population it won’t be to surprising that other insects might also be having problems. Whether it is climate change, the increasing use of genetically modified crops, toxics in the […]

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  • The fish are dying

    This is frightenenig: Massive fish dieoffs. Tens of thousands of fish have been found in California, Oregon, Washington State, Pennsylvania, and the Potomac etc. Looking further, I found that this is happening world wide, from Romania to China! Combine these massive die-offs with thousands of dead whales, sea turtles, porpoises, birds, honey bees, and butterflies.well, […]