Fowler’s Modern English Usage takes a hard line. Just try to pluralize the word octopus; I dare you. Say “octopodes” and Fowlers calls...
Coltsfoot is a horse of a different color. This early spring flower resembles a dandelion, but don’t be fooled. Its resemblance is...
The world can be divided into two categories: The haves and have-nots. The same is the case in nature and, more specifically, in...
We all have a cross to bear, though some of us hide ours better than others. Pinkletinks wear theirs on their backs. The spring peepers, one...
heath hen memorial
Todd McGrain, artist, advocate and film maker, never wants us to forget the species that we have lost. His film, The Lost Bird Project, which...
Rick Bausman, the well-known Island musician, will not be the only one diligently drumming this spring. His penchant for percussion is...
hercules club
It is a strange-looking plant growing in a wetland beside the road — a three to four-foot stump that is maybe three-quarter inches in...
For plant lovers, the witching hour is nigh. The wild women of yore will not be flying in on their broomsticks, though it will soon be a time...
Elephant grass is the elephant in the room--or, in this case, the field. Scientifically known as Miscanthus, and commonly called plume...

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