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Raven's Roost

Ravens are hardy birds and remain in the Maryland region through the winter.
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The Memory of a Place

Ecological restoration is inspirational in the sense that you connect with the earth in a new or different way. I find that I reflect on the history—or what I believe to be the history—of the place I am working. My mind wanders to how this place has gone through changes. Did a stream flow through here, were populations of deer, elk, or bison ever present? Did Native Americans alter the site, use it for supplies, harvest food?
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The Value of a Good Checklist

The best-laid plans of mice and men may go astray, but a checklist still helps.
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To Kill a Redwood

Bull Creek undercut the bank in many places, causing mature redwood to fall. Photograph courtesy Professor Paul Zinke.