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The Mellow Year is Hasting to Its Close

The mellow year is hasting to its close; The little birds have almost sung their last, Their small notes twitter in the dreary blast – That shrill-piped harbinger of early snows.    — Hartley Coleridge, from “November” Yes, before too long … Continue reading

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K is for Keystone

An ecosystem is composed of many intricate interconnections among species; each species is therefore important, helping to create a complex system that is more than the sum of its parts.  Often, however, an ecosystem may contain a particular species (or several … Continue reading

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E is for Eagle

“Is that an eagle?” someone asks.  I tilt my face skyward and see, high above, a large bird circling.  Wings motionless, the bird seems to drift effortlessly on the invisible air currents, and as it circles lower, I can see … Continue reading

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