Posts Tagged ‘trees’

Disappearing Florida – Coastal Hammocks

Unlike most of the photos we’ve featured in our blog, the picture above has not been included for its beauty. The dead red cedars were once part of a thriving “island hammock” – a tree-filled bit of high ground protruding above the high-tide line on a coastal salt marsh; in this case, on the Withlacoochee […]


Some “Bugs” that “Bear” Fixing

The winter of 2010 is going to be a tough winter for the bears in Yellowstone – and for a number of the Park’s visitors. There’s a shortage of whitebark pine cones, a favorite bear food. Bears like to load up on the pine cones before they hibernate for the long winter. But in recent […]


“I Think That I Shall Never See …”

When I was in the 6th grade, my teacher thought we should become familiar with poetry. My assignment, learn and recite “Trees,” Joyce Kilmer‘s 1912 poem, written a few years before he died during World War I. The poem went like this: I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. […]