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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Some updates

I first wanted to post some updates about the Elwha Dam removal in Washington state. Things are happening over there, and it’s pretty cool. It’s neat to have dam removals happening on both coasts at the same time. This blog post has some cool photos to show the new sediment coming down the river. Although […]


What I’m about to share may be a little strange. I know. But, it’s also super cool, so I’m going to share it anyways. Over the past month or so, several mornings we’ve woken up to find multiple (as many as 9 at one time!) luna moths on the side of our house. I’m including […]

Dam removal begins on the Penobscot!

I have to write about this momentous event — deconstruction began on one of the first of several dams to be either removed or retrofitted for fish passage on the Penobscot River in Maine. For me, this is such a cool thing because I remember first learning about the possibility for dam removal on the […]

Sow to stay sane

Here’s an idea for a good, ongoing study break from early spring through the summer: plant a garden! It will definitely take some work, but it will let you get dirty, sweaty, and hopefully full (assuming your seeds grow into something edible). From the little reading I’ve done so far, the closer your garden is […]

The birds are here!

May (and early June) is a wonderful time in Vermont because the migratory birds come back to visit (and breed, which is of course, their main objective.) It means that suddenly, after watching chickadees, blue jays, and goldfinches come to our feeders for months, we’re now finally getting those birds, plus a lot more (and […]