Dogs trained to detect oak wilt, invasive species

We love dogs. Dogs have olfactory receptors in their nose. That makes they perfect to identify drugs and diseases. Now, researchers in New York are using dogs to identify the signs of an invasive species—specifically oak wilt. Bees and trees are essential to our...

Forest Farming in Appalachian Woodlands Grant

Ever since the kids and I found ginseng, we’ve been fascinated by it. Finding it, studying it, seeing shapes in the physical roots, and drinking it in tea. But we’re also worried about ginseng. For one thing, it gets stolen and too frequently the thieves don’t respect...

Terminator Weed Potentially Fighting Climate Change

Appearances are deceiving. Here we find that one area’s invasive plant is another’s landscape savior. I live in South Florida where we’ve had ample opportunity to see the unintended consequences of introducing non-native vegetation (and animals for that matter). Some...

Everglades Restoration

In some ways our confinement gives us more time. Of course, that time at home is filled with other stuff, like home schooling and keeping the kids from killing each other. Oh, and the dog is crazier than ever-ready to go for “a ride.” We’re all hyper-focused on the...

How to stay creative and sane with your family during lockdown

Home with the kids. But rather than just enjoy it, we have to think about, distance learning, home schooling, online schooling options, or education by Zoom or any number of other deadlines, practices and drama. I have two teenagers and two smaller ones. They do well...

Take It Outside

Well, here we are. Sheltering at home, protecting our families and communities from the spread of the awful coronavirus (COVID-19). Times are uncertain, but as rapidly as this happened, things will return to some kind of normal, though likely changed. Routine and...

The Virtual Bass

Our lives are so disrupted right now. Many of us have hunkered down with family, opting to do our “social” time “distancing” as the government disease experts suggest. The isolation, even with our loved ones, can affect us all. We need connections. We need input. We...

Mosby Cool Springs Recently Closed

Another strong sale in the Nashville area. This property is near our Viera Cool Springs apartment complex. We purchased Viera six years ago and are thrilled that the area is growing in a methodical, yet strong pace. The town council is pro growth, yet they have a...

Here’s the buzz on Australian Bees

This year the U.S. will conduct a census to count our residents. While we’re doing that, the Aussies will be counting bees. They’re trying to identify the good Australian bees and bad ones to get a handle on populations and a head start to manage them. Read more...

Breeding Success

Scientists believed that only 50 Florida Grasshopper Sparrows were left. That was down from 1000 just a decade before. In a first-of-its-kind effort, conservationists have successfully raised 100 chicks and released them into the wild. Read more...

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