Monthly Archives: June 2013

Summer #5: Why Hike (2)? (Mental Health and Acuity)

Stress is a constant component not only of modern life but of being alive in general. Stress is a complex set of your body’s neural and endocrine reactions to events that disrupt the “status quo” (i.e the normal homeostasis)… Continue reading

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Summer #4: Weeds

The Penn State Extension states that “a weed is a plant out of place, not intentionally sown, whose undesirable qualities outweigh its good points.” There is no scientific definition of a “weed,” it is not a botanical classification. A plant… Continue reading

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Summer #3: Changes

For the past few months Deborah and I have been spending most of our hiking hours on the many trails of Harrison Hills Park. We are compiling a list (and a set of photographs) of the flowering plants of the… Continue reading

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Summer #2: Why Hike? (Exercise!)

There are numerous web sites and publications that calculate the number of kilocalories (and that’s the precise term for the common nutritional term “calories”) a person would utilize in a walk or hike. The speed of the walk, the… Continue reading

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Summer #1: Bats

Last year in anticipation of the coming Spring I wrote a blog about Pennsylvania bats (February24, 2012). I was hopeful that some bats would come to live in my two year old but never occupied bat house (they didn’t….they didn’t… Continue reading

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