Writing of Cottonwoods

Oh, to be able to write like Willa Cather on cottonwoods! I must read more by her. Willa Cather Quote from Death Comes For The Archbishop: “Beside the river was a grove of tall, naked cottonwoods – trees of great antiquity and enormous size – so large that they seemed to belong to a bygone…

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Helping a Student in Minnesota

Environmental and biological teaching outreach comes from the most unexpected places. I do not know how a teacher/principal in Minnesota found my blog but he did and this is the outreach opportunity. An email arrived via my blog asking me for skull identification help. The science teacher recounted that he had a student who visited…

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Converting from Paper to Digital for Wildlife Data

Sharing a part of my research process of camera trapping that I have conducted since 2015.  Camera trapping means more than going through images captured on cameras. With each photo from all the cameras, it entails noting the number of animals, types of animals, frequency of animals, as well as weather patterns.  I am able…

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Gift of Tables and Owl Boxes

It’s almost been a week and tears are still welling in my eyes., even as I write this.  The gift of tables should not make you cry. These did.  The gift of these tables should not be worth more than gold. They are to me. Beyond words, my heart can find I am deeply grateful…

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