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Guest Post: Timely and Essential
January 21, 2019

Today I’m sharing with you a very current Land Trust Alliance article, written by Andrew Bowman, on new conservation easement legislation, which is important for the continued integrity of legitimate land conservation easement protection. On behalf of the Land Trust Alliance and our 1,000 members, I’m pleased to applaud the U.S. 

January 17, 2019

This week’s snow captures tracks quite well. An early step to tracking animals is to first track humans. And one of the lessons to be learned is how much we are all individuals, even down to our tracks. You can see the result of your own walking or running style by looking at the wear pattern in an older pair of your shoes. 

It's All Connected
January 14, 2019

The Sycamore Greenway is not just a scenic trail flanked by amazing habitat that is home to hundreds of bird, insect, and plant species. It is also a functional stormwater management system, collecting and draining water from surrounding neighborhoods to the Sycamore Wetlands. 

A Chimney Swift View from the Roof, from the Past to the Future
January 10, 2019

My son Reed bought an old house in Oxford, badly in need of repair. So one fine June morning we found ourselves perched on the peak of the roof, dismantling the crumbly old chimney to down to below roof line and inserting a metal sleeve liner.