Monthly Archives: April 2020

Signs of Spring 9: Natural History of the Sugar Maple

(Click here to listen to an audio version of this blog!) (The observations of the sugar maple on the Penn State New Kensington Nature Trail were made in 2006. The trail, sadly, is no longer accessible for hiking.) It’s early … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring 8: More on Bees!

(Click here to listen to an audio version of this blog!) In the fourteen years that I have been writing this blog I have written twenty-four essays dedicated to bees. They are the most frequently presented topic in my 400 … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring 7: Beavers

(Click here to listen to an audio version of this blog!) I just finished reading an extremely enjoyable book by Frances Backhouse entitled “They Once Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver.” Backhouse discusses the evolution and ecology of … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring 6: Walking the Wetlands Trail

(Click here to listen to an audio version of this blog!) (This is a hike that Deborah and I took seven years ago and that I first wrote about back in June 2013. Enjoy!) Spring is happening all around us! … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring 5: Turkey Vultures!

(Click here to listen to an audio version of this blog!) Almost every evening for the past two weeks Deborah and I have watched a flock of vultures circling over the trees just to the north and west of our … Continue reading

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