On a recent Sunday afternoon under a cloudy November sky, I joined some fellow naturalists for my first lesson in flint knapping. In its simplest terms, flint knapping is making arrowheads and spear tips from stone. Stone is broken away by percussion and pressure flaking, which were two terms new to me. Adam, the instructor, […]

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Mysterious Monikers

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The whisper of Vlad the Impaler spawns a morbid curiosity in even those who think themselves innocent. He is the inspiration for Count Dracula and known to history as a real big jerk. This blog hasn’t really got anything to do with Dracula, or “Dragulya” as he called himself, but the mythos that surrounds his […]

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What the Fluff?

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On any given morning, a walk around the lake at Miami Whitewater Forest can present you with some interesting sights. A great blue heron waiting patiently for its morning catch, an avid fisherman doing the same or a flock of noisy geese flying overhead would not be uncommon. This time of year, however, a walk […]

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