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The Secret Life of Evergreens

Evergreen trees are in many of our living rooms this time of year. We have a lovely Fraser Fir in ours. They are also popular for landscaping since they stay green all year round. Have you ever wondered why or … Continue reading

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Fall Means Migrating Birds

I apologize that I have not posted in the last couple months, but we are back in business. I hate to say it, but fall is here which means winter is just around the corner. The geese are gathering and … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Non-native Kind

Let’s talk about plant invasions. You know the story. Spores of alien plants fall to Earth in meteors. The terrifying plants then stalk and attack mankind (Figure 1). Well, okay. Our plants are not from outer space, and they don’t … Continue reading

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Admiring Bobtailed Beauties

Bobcats (Lynx rufus) are incredibly beautiful animals that capture the imagination. They are about twice the size of a house cat reaching between 26-41 inches from head to the base of their tail1. They have small tufts on their ears … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Turkeys

I thought we’d do a little holiday theme for this post. Every store in the country seems to have skipped Thanksgiving and November all together, but I’m going to pull us back a bit. Let’s talk about one of our … Continue reading

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There are Plenty of Fish in the Mississippi

If you live near the Mississippi River, you surely know of catfish. Blues, Channels and Flatheads are all well-known and well-loved, but there are many fish in the river that are just as awesome. One group of fish that is … Continue reading

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Working on the Watershed: Q & A with Watershed Scientist Dr. John Sloan

I apologize to you readers that this post is late. Things in the lab have gotten very busy as you will read, but I am pleased to introduce our next guest, Dr. John Sloan from Lewis and Clark Community College … Continue reading

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