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Medicinal Herb Survey at the Lower Farm

Remedios de Ledoux Wild plants have been used by humans for medicinal purposes since prehistoric times. In the past two thousand years volumes of books have been written, by herbalists from around the world, to document the preparation and use … Continue reading

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Birdwatching: Big Cypress Swamp, FL

Celebrate the Beauty of Birds Big Cypress National Preserve has a variety of excellent birding locations. The preserve is located in southwest Florida in some of the most rugged land in the state. Big Cypress Preserve encompasses approximately 729,000 acres … Continue reading

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The Rich Biodiversity in the Everglades

Species diversity is a measure of community complexity Located at the southern tip of the Florida peninsula encompassing 1.5 million acres, the Everglades is a national treasure. Everglades National Park was established in 1934 and dedicated in 1947 to protect … Continue reading

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A Memorial to Old Abe

“In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.” I’m fond of Abe Lincoln. Always have been. In grade school we learned the lessons of … Continue reading

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A Season of Crystals

For The Beauty Of The Earth From under obscured skies and clouds small crystals drift down to land softly and settle into growing mounds of white. Green pine and fir stand in contrast whilst bending boughs cushion the accumulating tiny … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Hale

Hale. (HAH- leh). Hawaiian word for house. Ancient Hawaiians lived sustainably and recognized that human civilization is an integral part of the natural world. If the human community is to survive, the natural world and nature must be preserved and … Continue reading

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2015…eARTh dAy…land ART

For this Earth Day a bit of inspiration from artist Richard Schilling. LAND art. Land Art was  a movement in the late sixties and early seventies that used the landscape and natural materials to create sculptures of soil, stones, logs, … Continue reading

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