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Christmas Tree History

The first record of a decorated Christmas tree was found in Riga, Latvia in 1510 where men of the local guild of merchants decorated an evergreen tree in the town square with artificial roses and then set fire to it. The next time the historical record mentions the intentional selection of trees which were subsequently brought…

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Avian Audit

Beginning on December 14th 2014 and running through January 5th 2015 the Audubon’s Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the longest running citizen science survey in the world. Thousands of volunteers across the country will contribute critical data on winter bird population trends. This data is entered into the database and is vital to the…

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Fermented Berries Embolden Birds

During the first frost, berries that remain on the tree will ferment producing alcohol held within the sweet fruits. When birds feed on fermented winter berries they can become intoxicated. And recent research indicates they may be getting more drunk than first thought. While most birds may get slightly tipsy from ingesting fermented berries and…

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Holiday Herbage

For many of us winter consists of long months filled with cold, grey days where we can only dream of warm, green spring days filled with flowers. However, there are some plants that grow indoors which brighten our lives by blooming during the holiday season. The Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) and the Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii)  are fall and…

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Backyard Bird Habitat

The diversity of birds that breed, winter or migrate through the northeast is tremendous, somewhere around 400 species. Landscaping specifically to attract birds to your property is an interesting and fast-growing trend that provides a healthy landscape, habitat and forage for many species of birds and a diversity of flowers, fruits and greenery that have aesthetic…

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Balsam Fir Blisters

The time of year is fast-approaching when many will begin bringing greenery inside to decorate for the season. There are many beautiful and fragrant choices, some last longer once harvested and some may be messier than others. The balsam fir, Abies balsamea, is a gorgeous, aromatic quintessential green conical Christmas tree option. However, almost all…

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Scatterbrained Squirrels

Come this time of year squirrels are busy collecting and storing food for the winter. Grey squirrels compete with many other animals for food and habitat, so they normally bury a lot of their forage in ground. Unfortunately for them, but fortunately for the forests, they often forget where they have stashed their various prizes…

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Fall Color Calendar

On the Topic of Turn… The coming of fall brings on all kinds of changes, back to school, back to work, cooler temperatures, sweaters and boots, and trees turn. People flock from miles around to places known for their breathtaking fall foliage. “Leaf-peeping” is so popular there are tours available, special getaway packages and towns…