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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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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
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