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This time of year, I travel a lot. Although my official place of residence is in Georgia, I typically drive to the Pacific Northwest every summer to work on forest inventory jobs. The weather is ...
by foresterbob
Comment Count 275 comments on Tue Sep 30, 2014 at 05:30 AM PDT with 475 Recommends
I just finished reading a very good article from The Guardian's Environment section. (The Guardian, IMO, does the best job of reporting on environmental issues of any major newspaper currently) ...
by Keith930
Comment Count 258 comments on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 12:42 PM PST with 353 Recommends
The high elevation, dry air & south polar perspective make the south pole telescope a unique platform for investigating the cosmos. The U.S. government shutdown has started to permanently damage ...
by FishOutofWater
Comment Count 62 comments on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 03:16 PM PDT with 260 Recommends
We had a visitor this afternoon. A rather sleepy (or possibly smashed) porcupine had ambled into one of the small apple trees below our house, and had found himself a grand little spot to tuck ...
by Choco8
Comment Count 70 comments on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 07:09 PM PST with 201 Recommends
2012, despite the election results, was a pretty bad year for my family. So when the chance came to join John McCain and Mitt Romney, I jumped on it. That's right, I bought a second home. The ...
by Mark Sumner
Comment Count 62 comments on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 07:00 PM PDT with 194 Recommends
This diary represents a departure from my usual writings. Some topics are not cheerful to write about. Far be it from me to discourage readers, but if you are not in the mood to be depressed today, ...
by foresterbob
Comment Count 203 comments on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:46 PM PST with 185 Recommends
A few days ago I made a comment in a diary by Green Mother in which I told about a bird bath I had made that consisted of a reservoir and pump that recirculated the water thus keeping it a bit ...
by burnt out
Comment Count 133 comments on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 08:00 AM PDT with 182 Recommends
Frog Diogenes2008 Each day members of the Backyard Science group post fantastic diaries detailing their experiences with the natural world, from events that truly happened in their own backyard to ...
by Mark Sumner
Comment Count 101 comments on Wed Dec 31, 2014 at 02:23 PM PST with 179 Recommends
Diaries published this week [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/24/1258006/-Abbreviated-Pundit-Round-up-Pundits-at-the-blackboard-edition?showAll=yes here] and [http://www.dailykos.com/story/...
by DrFerbie
Comment Count 93 comments on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 01:55 PM PST with 168 Recommends
It’s like a scene from a cheap horror movie, except that it’s no movie. You are in the woods, miles from the nearest town; far, even, from another human being. But you are not alone. Hornets are ...
by foresterbob
Comment Count 153 comments on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 05:30 AM PDT with 167 Recommends
A grey shadow dances softly on fragile wings tracing snow angels in the sky. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile ...
by Polly Syllabic
Comment Count 121 comments on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 01:30 PM PST with 162 Recommends
The Backyard Science group regularly publishes The Daily Bucket, which features observations of the world around us. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds, flowers and anything natural or ...
by 6412093
Comment Count 229 comments on Sat Apr 26, 2014 at 06:16 AM PDT with 159 Recommends
This diary was prompted by the diary "New Day", posted this morning by smileycreek, which asked what "home remedies" you grew up with. It made me think of chiggers. What, you may well ask, are ...
by Keith930
Comment Count 305 comments on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 02:46 PM PDT with 154 Recommends
In recent years we have heard a lot about "colony collapse" in reference to honey bee colonies. As honey bees pollinate many of our crops, including all stone fruit, apples, pears, and many others, ...
by Desert Scientist
Comment Count 92 comments on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 03:56 PM PST with 143 Recommends
A brand new meteor shower from comet 209P/LINEAR just might develop this Friday night, and it could be a REALLY good one! Then again, predicting the intensity of a meteor shower is a lot like ...
by pollwatcher
Comment Count 54 comments on Tue May 20, 2014 at 06:23 AM PDT with 141 Recommends
Some of you may know me as a mild-mannered biologist who has been known to post about evolutionary topics from time to time. Over the last few years I have discovered that what I have believed my ...
by matching mole
Comment Count 72 comments on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 10:19 AM PDT with 131 Recommends
In the fall of 2005 my wife and I were living in Urbana, Illinois. If you've never been there, Urbana is a pleasant college town, filled with trees, quiet streets, and left-wing university types. ...
by matching mole
Comment Count 70 comments on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 04:51 AM PDT with 129 Recommends
If I knew this were my last day on earth, I‘d gather my wife and kids, strap the canoes on my old truck and head off to our nearby river. If I knew I faced my last minutes on this earth, I’d ...
by OldJackPine
Comment Count 66 comments on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 05:57 PM PDT with 123 Recommends
I have a lantana bush out behind my garage that has become huge thanks to the grey water from our washer. The blooms have been gorgeous and I didn't think it could get any prettier. Then my wife ...
by Ex Con
Comment Count 43 comments on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 06:28 PM PST with 123 Recommends
I guess just about everyone is familiar with dragonflies. If there's a body of water near you then you probably see them there. Here in Missouri I can't think of even one creek, river, or lake that ...
by burnt out
Comment Count 144 comments on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 11:09 AM PDT with 122 Recommends