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Winged Seeds

Maple seeds are a study in compromise. They are equipped with a modest, but not extraordinary supply of nutrients. They fly away from the overbearing shadow , but not very far.

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“Why We Run: A Natural History” by Bernd Heinrich

If I took one thing away from this book, it was this: Pacing a marathon is like making love to a beautiful tree frog. These amphibians stage contests of sustained mating shouts, and those males who can croak all night have the best chance of ending up with Mrs Frog. 1,044 more words


Book Review: Winter World


Book Review-Winter World by Bernd Heinrich

Winter World by Bernd (not a misspelling) Heinrich is an interesting book written by a wildlife biologist who also does his own drawings.  153 more words


Why we run...

“There is nothing quite so gentle, deep, and irrational as running–and nothing quite so savage, so wild.”
― Bernd HeinrichWhy We Run: A Natural History… 57 more words

Bernd Heinrich

Teaching Evolution: Three More Thoughts

Here’s a link to my post about the Evolution Treasure Hunt. I’ve kept thinking about all that, and my thoughts right now have been shaped partly by my father’s very last journey, in process as I write. 1,328 more words

Teaching Life

Winter World; The Ingenuity of Animal Survival By Bernd Heinrich

Winter World; The Ingenuity of Animal Survival By Bernd Heinrich, Harper Perennial,  357 pages

In his book on cold climate ecology, Bernd Heinrich straps on snowshoes and digs in deep from his home base in the Maine woods. 142 more words

Natural History

word: ken


Definition: (noun) Range of what one can know or understand. Synonyms: cognizance Usage: This level of mathematics is beyond my ken. Discuss.