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Duckweed in the Wild

Not a very snazzy title, but the point I want to make is that duckweed grows wild pretty much all around the globe and probably in a small pond near you. 196 more words

Tamra Fakhoorian

Learning from the Master

Through the Maine Master Naturalist Program I’ve become acquainted with the most fabulous people from across the state. And today I had the pleasure of sharing time with a few of them as we participated in a seminar entitled “Down to Earth: Elementary Mapping and Surveying for the Naturalist.” 557 more words


The Nitty-gritty on Duckweed

Yes, yes, I know… Over the past three years, my blog about duckweed has drifted to everything from duckweed to decks to wood-fired ovens to skinny-dipping in hot tubs. 353 more words

Tamra Fakhoorian

Sustainability is finite...it either is or it isn't!

The oceans are fished out. The traditional fishing fleets are mothballed at their slips. Large fish processing ships are destroying the environment as the world’s population explodes and demands more fish to eat. 603 more words


Here’s how our program works.

A family or a community in any tropical country use an existing pond or they dig a pond and let it fill with rain water. 267 more words


Duckweed for Ducks

Am in Indonesia this month, working on a duckweed-related venture. Part of what I love about my job is getting to explore the unexpected in search of duckweed strains. 326 more words

Tamra Fakhoorian

On Birdsong, Owl Nests, and Duckweed in February

Wednesday, February 3rd

Wednesday’s field trip began with a note from Professor Cristol (henceforth he shall just be Cristol) about birdsong. True birders, he said, identified birds much more often by their sounds than by sight, and if we really wanted to get good at bird watching, we would have to spend time puzzling over field markings, songs and calls on our own. 774 more words

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