Monthly Archives: October 2014

Signs of Fall #10: Where do the frogs go in winter?

A few weeks ago Jane Viti, one of my teaching colleagues, asked me what was going to happen to the two frogs that had been living in her small, backyard pond all summer. As we talked about her frogs’ appearance, … Continue reading

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Signs of Fall #9: Grove Run Trail (part 2), Striped Maples and More Rocks

(Portions of this blog posting are taken from my hiking essay about Grove Run Trail (on the “Between Stones and Trees” web site))  (Continued from last week) We crossed the narrow wooden bridge over Grove Run. The stream bed was … Continue reading

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Signs of Fall #8: Grove Run Trail (part 1), Blister Beetles and Rocks

(To read more about the Grove Run Trail check out my “Between Stones and Trees” hiking web site)) A couple of weeks ago on a beautiful Saturday morning Deborah and I met Rob and Michele Bridges down in Lynn Run … Continue reading

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Signs of Fall #7: Falling Leaves and Compost

I am waiting for the leaves to start to fall from my trees. It is an event that occurs at the same time each year (sometime after Columbus Day and before Halloween) but it always seems to be late in … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring 6: Return of the Stink Bugs!

When I sit at my writing desk I spend as much time as possible looking out the window at the ongoing events in my backyard. A few days ago my view of a blue jay digging around in my compost … Continue reading

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