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by Bosque
Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Art: Music and Song
Topic: Favorite Music Inspired by Nature
Replies: 12
Views: 4162

Re: Favorite Music Inspired by Nature

And then, on a less lofty note, there's "Rockin' Robin" with lyrics by Bobby Day..."He rocks in the treetops all day long..."
by Bosque
Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Wildlife and Wildlife Encounters
Topic: Gray squirrel winter survival
Replies: 5
Views: 2056

Re: Gray squirrel winter survival

I learned in a field biology and ecology course at UNCA that when there is an abundance of white oak family acorns, which have less tannin and are thus tastier than those of the red oak family but which sprout soon after they hit the ground, that squirrels save them for later by excising the tip. Ho...
by Bosque
Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New England sees a return of forests, wildlife
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: New England sees a return of forests, wildlife

I started a non-fiction nature book club in Asheville, N.C. (I wanted a tree book discussion club, but I figured that even here that might be difficult to get going.) We are currently reading Nature Next Door: Cities and Trees in the American Northeast by Ellen Stroud. She concentrates on the histor...
by Bosque
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Art: Literature, Poetry, and Prose
Topic: Poem: Prayer of a Tree
Replies: 2
Views: 2281

Re: Poem: Prayer of a Tree

Thanks for sharing the poem Ray. Here's one that appears in the May/June issue of The Journal of the American Chestnut Foundation: They are beautiful in their peace, they are wise in their silence. They will stand after we are dust. They teach us, and we tend them. --Galeain ip - Altiem MacDunelmor ...
by Bosque
Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Special Places
Topic: The Gully
Replies: 8
Views: 4462

Re: The Gully

Patrick,

Thanks for sharing your memories. I might have to try hiding from homeowners above too if I return there this year. I don't know who borders the gully now. Some other former kids from the neighborhood want to see it again too. We're thinking about a woods reunion.

Carol
by Bosque
Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Art: Literature, Poetry, and Prose
Topic: Peter Meinke and Tree Identification
Replies: 7
Views: 2723

Re: Peter Meinke and Tree Identification

Matt and Bob, Thanks for educating me about Merwin. I'll look for the books. A generous relative has a house on the big island in Hawai'i, so we go there when we feel we can splurge on the airfare. Might have to see Maui now too. Thanks for sharing you poem and photographs Matt. More please. Carol
by Bosque
Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Art: Literature, Poetry, and Prose
Topic: Peter Meinke and Tree Identification
Replies: 7
Views: 2723

Peter Meinke and Tree Identification

The Student Friends admire our many birch trees. These are birches, I tell them. We nod, chirpy as chipmunks, until one says, OK, what kind of birches? Knowledge splits its subjects into chunks-- that was years ago and still I study, beady- eyed, comparing catkin and leaf, double-toothed or lobed, s...
by Bosque
Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Forest Preservation and Conservation
Topic: Genetic engineering
Replies: 4
Views: 2843

Re: Genetic engineering

Thanks so much Ed and Don for all the information.

Carol
by Bosque
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Special Places
Topic: The Gully
Replies: 8
Views: 4462

Re: The Gully

Thanks Brian. Thanks for the link too.
Carol
by Bosque
Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Art: Literature, Poetry, and Prose
Topic: More haiku attempts
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

Re: More haiku attempts

Last one should be titled Native...

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