“Life was simpler when apples and blackberries were only fruit.” Though these fruits have become technological marvels, I still prefer the delicious...
Virgil warned us to be wary of the snake in the grass, but I am suggesting an addition to that advice. Beware of the snake in the water, too! We all...
“Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion,” laments an Egyptian proverb.  Don’t miss the scorpion. Though it is summer and a busy time...
‘Head to the hills’ is what I want the huge ferocious flies to do. And it wouldn’t be difficult for them to fly far away, considering their large...
“A hedge between keeps friendships green.”  This German proverb provides a solid reason for the ubiquity of the privet hedge. Privet is easily found...
“We’ll keep the lavender blooming,” guarantee the folks from Sequin, Washington. They should do a sparkling job, considering that their Lavender...
Even if he wasn’t thinking specifically about tularemia, Hans Zinsser knew well the danger that surrounds us. He cynically observed that “however...
Their life can only be described as short and sweet. While this insect’s days lack quantity, they absolutely have quality. How else could you...
It was truly a tree-mendous mystery. Troubled trees that have been found throughout the Cape and Islands over the last few years have only recently...

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