Byline: By Elizabeth Farnsworth

Earth Matters: How seeds survive the winter

10/20/17

In an “Earth Matters” column this August, I marveled at the myriad methods by which seeds get around. Imagine you’re a seed that has traveled far...

“I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” — Henry David ThoreauSeeds are the...

Have you ever noticed a line of funnels dotting the sand at the base of your house, just inside the drip-line of your gutter or roof? Funnels about...

Recently, I had a startling close encounter with a turkey. One morning, I woke up to a loud crash like a gun shot. I leapt to my feet and looked...

This summer, I’ve had the pleasure to go out often in the field with a close friend to engage in a treasure hunt. No, we’re not geocachers or...

Creatures that fool the eye to save their skins

7/15/16

The first time I really began to appreciate the clever ways in which animals hide themselves was when I looked closely at a pile of bird poop. A...

Short-lived spring flowers put on a stunning show

5/6/16

Ah, spring is in the air: lengthening days, mild breezes, bees a-buzz. To me, the most wonderful aspect of this season is the green-up, when nature...

It’s March, and the woods are still drab, except for the wind-tossed evergreens, the landscape mostly cloaked in grays and browns. Today, the...



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