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If you spend any time outdoors, you have likely noticed some odd residents growing on rocks, sidewalks and tree trunks. With shades of gray, green and blue, growing interspersed with mosses, these organisms are often mistaken for plants. Closer inspection reveals that these residents – lichens – are something unique among living things. So, what […]

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Our national symbol, the bald eagle, begins to think spring earlier than some other animals. This is a great time of year to put your eye to the skies for an opportunity to see this bird soaring above. Here are six facts to keep in mind as you keep watch: 1. They’re picky about where […]

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I don’t know about you, but I get tired of the gloomy browns and grays of winter, not to mention the cold and ice that change my daily schedule and tend to keep me indoors. So on a blue sky day, I rejoice! I can’t wait to get outside and take a walk. One of […]

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Many of us treat the cold weather as an obstacle. But I’m the opposite. I’ve always believed that it has healing properties. My advice to most winter ailments is, “You need to get outside and breathe some winter air!” Have you heard of white fat and brown fat? There are two types of fat in […]

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