Monthly Archives: January 2013

CATTAILS

The ubiquitous cattail has been described as a supermarket for foragers of food since all parts of this common wetlands plant can be eaten. Thousands and thousands of seeds are blown to the wind in late fall and account for … Continue reading

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ABANDONED: a book review

Detroit City Is The Place To Be by Mark Binelli is the latest in a long series of books and magazine articles chronicling the decline of industrial cities of the American rust belt.  None seems as shocking as this new book. … Continue reading

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WETLANDS

The Beaver Creek Wetlands Association is responsibility for the management of about five parcels of land around the Big Beaver Creek and the Little Beaver Creek in Beavercreek, OH where these photos were taken.  It is an example of citizen action … Continue reading

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VAST UNIVERSE: a book review

With the development of higher resolution telescopes astronomers have been able to locate numerous planets which could be capable of sustaining life. Several websites are now available to learn what current thinking is on this subject. See SITE and NPR. Vast … Continue reading

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THE NARROWS

The Narrows, part of the Greene County park system, is a stretch of bottom land and hills along the Little Miami Wild and Scenic River, one of my favorite hiking spots. One hillside in the Narrows features a stand of maples from which … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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