Monthly Archives: November 2019

Signs of Fall 11: Can We Talk to Plants?

(Click here to listen to an audio version of this blog!) We humans are a successful species in large part because of our ability and willingness to communicate. We try to “talk” to each other via a wide variety of … Continue reading

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Signs of Fall 10: Anthropomorphizing in the Woods!

(Click here to listen to an audio version of this blog!) Peter Wohlleben is a German forester. He published an extremely popular book three years ago entitled The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate- Discoveries From … Continue reading

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Signs of Fall 9: Natural History of a White Oak

(Click here to listen to an audio version of this blog!) (I wrote an initial draft of this essay during my 2007 Penn State sabbatical. I think that the trees described here are still standing along the Penn State New … Continue reading

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Signs of Fall 8: Let’s All Fall Behind!

(Click here to listen to an audio version of this blog!) Last weekend we changed back over to Standard Time. This “fall behind” change in our clocks does nothing to alter the total amount of sunlight we get in a … Continue reading

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