EARTH MATTERS

Earth Matters: Like a moth to a flame

9/13/19

We’ve all seen moths swirling around a light on a warm night, so familiar that we have the saying, “like a moth to a flame.” That sight is less...

In the past few years, we've seen many twists and turns of emotion around gender. Recently there has been an inspiring surge of women stepping...

Earth Matters: Little brown bats in the barn

8/17/19

They have been coming every summer for as long as I can remember — probably even longer than we have lived in the neighborhood. I’ve never paid...

If you sit on a city park bench you’re likely to see birds, especially house sparrows. This species, native to Europe and Asia, was first...

Earth Matters: Of beech bark, bumps and bears

7/22/19

The smooth silvery gray bark of beech trees seems to call out, “Write on me!” Or at least those with handy pocket knives may think so (not a good...

Farming is hard. Ask any local farmer, and they’ll tell you the same thing: From wrangling with the vagaries of weather to struggling with pests...

Earth Matters: Sharing nature on Instagram

10/22/18

I’m about as cynical about social media as anyone. I spend too many hours of my life on the Internet and I feel icky about it. Any benefits I get —...

At this time of year I count on one of my favorite spring wildflowers, the little bluet (Houstonia caerulea), for a lovely show. Depending on exact...

As readers of this column may be aware, a recent article in the Gazette highlighted Project Stream and the wetland restoration work at Mount...

Confronted with the task of traveling up and down a tree or ladder, most humans approach both the ascent and the descent with legs down and head up...

I’ve been birding in Massachusetts for quite a while. I remember in the 1960s noticing more mockingbirds, cardinals and tufted titmice during the...

Sometime in early March, I noticed that the ground around my chicken coop and kitchen garden was littered with gray needles, and, looking up, it...

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