Of Interest

August 26, 2021 Of Interest

Grants Proven to Help Protect Wildlife

The National Fish and Wildlife Federation knows for a fact what all of us who love the Cumberland Plateau Natural Resources feel —it’s a special place worthy of protection. They’ve awarded seven grants in four states totaling $1.3 million. Matching grants will more than double the investment. Read more here.

June 23, 2021 Of Interest

River Management

You know how I love paddling with my family, but in the last few years I’ve come to appreciate just how hard it is to protect these precious places. At the end of the Ken Burns series on national park protection, the point was made that every generation will have to choose to protect the […]

March 4, 2021 Of Interest

Great Blue Heron

Here are some Great Blue Heron facts. The Great Blue Heron’s Latin name is Ardea herodias. They live in most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. The preferred Great Blue Heron habitat is fresh or saltwater marshes, mangrove swamps, flooded meadows, lake edges, or shorelines. The […]

March 2, 2021 Of Interest

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee Sound The Eastern Towhee’s Latin name is Pipilo erythrophthalmus. It is found all over North America, especially Eastern America. The Eastern Towhee’s preferred habitat is bushy areas, shrubs, forest edges, overgrown fields and woodlands, scrubby backyards or thickets. Their breeding season starts in spring and ends in late summer. The female Eastern Towhee is browner […]

February 23, 2021 Of Interest

Carolina Wren

The Carolina Wren’s Latin name is Thryothorus ludovicianus. It is a resident of the eastern half of the United States of America, the extreme south of Canada, and the extreme northeast of Mexico. A Carolina Wren nest will most likely be found in the forest, brushy areas, overgrown farmland, swamps, suburban yards, and parks. They breed from March to […]

December 8, 2020 Of Interest

Taking Art Outdoors in the Era of COVID-19

It is crucial for any business to be aware of and ready to react to circumstances out of their control, and art museums are no exception. In the uncertain era of COVID-19, many of our nation’s mid-sized museums face an existential threat, as visitors can no longer freely walk the halls of indoor galleries. That’s […]

October 12, 2020 Of Interest

The End of Food Allergy

Allergies, particularly food allergies, range from annoying to life threatening. But it doesn’t have to be that way. I spend a good portion of my time considering the ways to manage Coal Creek Farm in environmentally friendly and healthy ways. Invasive species, infestations, and pestilence among other challenges. I have to choose from the management […]

September 24, 2020 Of Interest

Stained Glass Window Design in German Abbey

This is a beautiful story about art history, religion and getting along. A German abbey hired legend Gerhard Richter to design new stain glass windows for the abbey. Stain glass is a very old art form and combining it with a contemporary legend’s design was bound to result in a beautiful, inspiring religious experience. It […]

September 17, 2020 Of Interest

Artists During COVID

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing about art during COVID. No less a genius than Andrew Lloyd Wright has urged England’s government that the arts are “at a point of no return” as urged them to allow theaters to reopen. Actors and directors and all that work with them want to return safely. And, we […]