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The Tree Crisis

One of the big issues in Chico right now is the fact that healthy live oaks were accidentally cut down as part of an initiative to remove dead trees from Bidwell Park. A crew of prisoners were cutting the dead … Continue reading

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Kids and History

Today I worked with a group of fifth graders from Paradise up at Big Chico Creek Ecological Preserve. I volunteer with an outdoor education program there; today we focused on the lives of the Maidu, the native people who lived … Continue reading

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Grebes and the Park

Today we went to a workshop on the western and Clark’s grebes that live near us in a part of Lake Oroville. These wonderful diving birds actually run across the surface of a lake or pond together when they are … Continue reading

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Late winter in Chico

Ok, Kate suggests I try blogging last thing at night, I think that is an idea that might work. Nights Anyhow I have been falling asleep too early for a writer. Here in Chico it is raining a lot, many … Continue reading

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Manatees

I will be so happy to be home to my computer with a keyboard that is easy to use. For now – Florida , with all its development has hidden treasures. Yesterday our friends Ben and Susan took us to … Continue reading

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Fernandino Beach

This is a charming beach town, wuiet for a Florida tourist place, Fine book stores and a bagpiper on the dock. In the center of the island is a greenway a river place of Spanish moss, palms and  ferns, wood … Continue reading

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If you remember Pogo

Today we visited Okefenokee Swamp, this cartoon opossum’s turf. It is a beautiful wetland of water stained dark by tannin in the vegetstion, cedars and pines in  the water, some draped with Spanish moss. Woodpeckers on trees, sometimes a range … Continue reading

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