Tag: history

Mockingbird in fall

A Surprise Email

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I have the rare privilege and opportunity to share significant experiences and information in the natural world through blogs. And in doing so, I never know the true impact. A few days ago, I received this special surprise email. Susan, I was riding my bicycle through the park behind my house this beautiful spring day […]

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1803 Schoolhouse

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It’s 1803 at Parky’s Farm. Winter is the time for this second grade program, as much of it is presented inside of the magnificent Hayloft Barn from January through mid-March. The field trip begins with the children going back in time by the use of a timeline. We start with today’s date and go backward, […]

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Woolly & Warm

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The recent cold snap has made me very grateful for all the warm clothes hanging in my closet – and for all sheep worldwide. Humans began to use sheep wool for clothing more than 10,000 years ago. If you would like some nice warm wool clothes for next winter (sorry, it’s too late to get […]

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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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