Monthly Archives: December 2019

Signs of Winter (bonus): A Walk at Harrison Hills Park

(Click here to listen to an audio version of this blog!) This blog was first published four years ago as “Signs of Winter 8” (January 21, 2016). I thought that a nice walk in the woods would be a pleasant … Continue reading

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Signs of Winter 3: Updates on Pollinators and Pesticides

(Click here to listen to an audio version of this blog!) There were two interesting published reports about pollinating insects in Great Britain this last spring and summer: The first, in the March 26, 2019 issue of Nature Communication summarized … Continue reading

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Signs of Winter 2: Plastics, Plastics Everywhere

(Click here to listen to an audio version of this blog!) Almost four years ago the World Economic Forum published a report entitled “The New Plastics Economy” (January, 2016). The report listed four extremely disturbing points about plastics in our … Continue reading

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Signs of Winter 1: Natural History of a Black Cherry Tree!

(Click here to listen to an audio version of this blog!) Imagine that it’s late spring and we are standing on the North Country Trail in the Allegheny National Forest. In front of us is a large black cherry tree. … Continue reading

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