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Tagged With: winter

Ebony Spleenwort – What’s in a Name

I’ve always been curious about things with the word “spleen” in its name since I don’t have one. Spleen that is. For those not up on human anatomy, the spleen is a sort of soft, spongy organ, usually located on the left side, just below the last rib. It used to be thought that people … Continue reading »

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The Color of Winter

                 From a distance, the rocky hillside leading to the wildlife pond appears to be sprinkled with green. Up close, it’s another story, giving some credence to the idea of tiny people, fairies perhaps, living in the forest of moss.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 They cling to rocks, thin soil, tree trunks and decaying wood. In the summer moss and their buddies, … Continue reading »

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Keeping Warm Insect Style

Went tromping about Saturday, thinking it would be great if I could find some clear tracks of deer in the snow or any other animals. It actually doesn’t snow that much around here anymore and I wanted to get pictures of different tracks while I could. This was  nice deep snow. But there weren’t many tracks. There were … Continue reading »

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The Well Dressed Naturalist – Winter

Some city folk friends of mine are whining about the cold and snow. Now it is okay with me if they dislike it. Can’t say winter is my favorite weather either. But if a person’s going to be comfortable out in this, they have to forget about fashion, forget about being sexy and just get plain practical. I’ve never had … Continue reading »

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