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Five Degrees of Global Warming - The Leaf Fossils of Kakahu, New Zealand

Sometime in the 1980s my Prof, ‘JDC’ (Doug Campbell of the Otago University), showed me a box of spectacular leaf fossils that had been collected from Kakahu by… 1,124 more words

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Would you like a beer? - Guests of the Kalimantan Police

Roni is a Batak. This is a christian tribe that lives in the Lake Toba area of the otherwise Muslim Sumatra. The Bataks are famous for their relaxed, easy-going, easy to get along with anyone nature. 1,184 more words


Best Places to Visit in Howard County, Maryland

I am often asked “What are the best places to visit right here in Howard County?” This is a tough question because there are so many interesting spots across the county.  1,242 more words


Chromite and Pine Forests - the closest I'll ever get to the Old Syria

On March 21, 2011  I was sent to do a job in the far south-east of Turkey.  Me and Erol, my indispensable helper, met the local contact, dined, and were then driven far into the hills. 867 more words


Nipple-bearing flower heads

This branching form nestled in a bed of golden haircap moss (Polytrichum commune) is it a coral? No, it is actually the fungus… 406 more words


To Keep The Mountain Gorillas Alive

The Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the world’s deadliest parks. It’s also home to some 300 mountain gorillas—more than a quarter of those that remain on the planet. 656 more words


Another Columbia Secret Place - Come Explore River Hill

River Hill does not have a lake, but it was supposed to have one – the largest one planned for Columbia. It was nixed by the Army Corp of Engineers and as a result, and with plenty of lobbying by Al Geis, we have a wonderful natural resource called the 221 more words