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Bottlebrush Buckeye: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail 58

Take a moment to listen to William Bartram’s description of where the Bottlebrush Buckeye grows, which he named Fothergilla after his benefactor, Fothergill. Running Parallel… If the bank I rose upon was marriage, and the person I married ran parallel … Continue reading

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Bartram’s Snakes: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail 57

While William tasted of the rattlesnake he killed, he did not swallow it…. It’s now illegal to kill snakes in Georgia, with the exception of snakes found near highly inhabited areas AND poisonous. Most are not poisonous. Only the copperhead … Continue reading

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Cane-break: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail 56

“I see climate change as the great, deep moral question of our time.” ~Starhawk “The idea behind a kaleidoscope is that it is a structure that’s filled with broken bits and pieces, and somehow if you can look through them, … Continue reading

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Longleaf Keystone: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail 55

Take a moment to listen to me read from Travels, on the Gopher: * What is Wiregrass Ecology? Having recently read Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray I have become fascinated with longleaf pine forest and its wiregrass … Continue reading

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Musings on the Bradford Pear

Are All One? In this image of a Bradford Pear Tree in blossom, we do not see the frothy white blossoms as being separate from the black silhouettes of the branches against the blue sky. All are part of the … Continue reading

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