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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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Native and Exotic Plants: Problematic Terminology

I have always taken terms like “native” and “exotic” for granted. Native species may be assigned ecological value, but it is what they reveal about our natural heritage that I have always valued more. As integral parts of my human … Continue reading

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