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Ryan Morra

  • In Search of Trills, Peeps, and Gulps

    In Search of Herps
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    by Ryan Morra April showers bring more than May flowers, and birds aren’t the only creatures producing fantastic choruses in the springtime. While birders will set their alarms for 5:00am in order to catch the […]
    Posted April 26, 2013.
  • The Burlington Naturalist Scavenger Hunt Series: Williston's Muddy Brook Wetland

    The Burlington Naturalist Scavenger Hunt Series: Williston's Muddy Brook Wetland
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    A special series of blog posts brought to you by Liz Brownlee  The Burlington Naturalist Scavenger Hunt Series: Discover the area’s hidden gems.  Hone your naturalist skills.  Learn to see the treasures along every walking path, trail, and creek. This series of scavenger hunts is a chance to get outside, look closely at the world around you,…[Read more]
    Posted February 28, 2012.
  • Five Bodies

    Five Bodies
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    by Danielle Owczarski I squint as I gaze offshore at the landslide scars jacketing the slopes of the Adirondack Mountains, and become cognizant of the illusion in quiet looking mountaintops, in reality, stark and frigid underneath the winter’s languid sun. I lift the camera to my eye and focus on the lone silhouette of a twisted black [...]
    Posted February 21, 2012.
  • Random Nature Questions from a Non-naturalist

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    by Audrey Clark My stepbrother lounged in front of the television watching a reality TV show about mining in Alaska.  I sat on the couch, facing away from the television, drinking tea and reading a book on visionary scientists. After a while, I started to wonder what my stepbrother wondered about. “Caleb?” “Yeah.” “What questions do you [...]
    Posted February 13, 2012.