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Franklin Savanna, Another Case Study in Ecosystem Collapse

It was an old oak pasture that taught me about the great abundance of nature. We climbed those trees, or rather, when we crawled under the fence into Mr. Erickson’s pasture, walked right up onto their great, open-grown limbs. My … Continue reading

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The Day some Acres of Good Prairie were Saved.

Or, more accurately, the process of saving began. In a distant room, around old lab table, people came together with a common purpose, which was to save Benedict Prairie from fading from existence. Most had never heard of it before … Continue reading

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Enter Prairie

Where I walked today Lingering hazel catkins Waiting to open      

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