Tag Archive: nature

Jul 27

Non-Fiction Friday: Mammoth: The Resurrection of an Ice Age Giant

If you watched the Discovery Channel special about raising the mammoth back in 2000 then you know a little about the contents of this book. The story is a blend of science, adventure, history and politics. The mammoth is a creature that haunts the modern imagination. Sure, dinosaurs get all the press and their resurrection …

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Jul 13

Non-Fiction Friday: Stalking the Wild Asparagus

I can’t get my kids to eat their vegetables at the dinner table. This isn’t news to most parents of course. I was the same way as a kid I suppose. If you tagged along with us on a hike deep into the forest, though, you would see a different side of them both. They …

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May 25

Non-Fiction Friday: The Earth Dwellers

Most who walk out their front door in the morning can be oblivious. Those who have the luxury of a well manicured yard can look out over that sea of green and let that evolved sense of serenity, however faint, wash over them before they get in the car and drive to work. Though my lawn …

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Apr 13

Non-Fiction Friday: How to Build a Dinosaur

It’s hard to have even a passing interest in paleontology and not know the name Jack Horner. He and some of his colleagues have shaken the world of dinosaur paleontology more than a few times over the years. In the book How to Build a Dinosaur he and James Gorman tell a compelling set of narratives about …

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Mar 22

Jarreg’s Journal: Cladonia cristatella

Spring is finally here. Every year, for as long as I can remember, spring means flora, blooming, sprouting, pollinating, stalking for miles in the woods without deadlines, mimicking the steps I took as a child. In the last several years I have failed to act on this imperative, this instinct that guided so many of …

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Mar 14

For parents of kids who love science

Our kids love science. Who could blame them? From the time they could walk I have tried to take them outside to explore their world. More importantly I try to teach them how to ask good questions and how to extract the answers from nature itself. My oldest kid collects everything; feathers, rocks, fossils, bones, …

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Mar 03

Dr. Jobe Martin. Part 1

 Last week I saw a set of DVDs sitting on the desk of a coworker. I stopped to take a peek. Hmmmm, “Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution…” I quickly set the disks back on his desk, exactly the way I found them, and moved on as if nothing had happened. I don’t like to get …

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Feb 19

Orconectes longidigitus? Barbicambarus simmonsi?

    I’m no crayfish expert.                 Maybe you can help me identify him.                 Large male is approximately 5 to 5.5 inches long.             Photos were taken in Cumberland county TN in June of 2005. …

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