Shrew and Snail

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April 2011

Books

Earth Day reading

The Death and Life of Monterey Bay by Stephen Palumbi and Carolyn Sotka Loving nature can be exhausting. Constantly crises arise, reminding us of our ecological footprint, the impacts of what we eat and how much we drive. It can make a person crazy with guilt. This book is a refreshing  ...

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Gardening

Huevitos

I was in the yard after work today looking at all the holes in the hackberry leaves. It reminded me of all the caterpillar frass I had seen on a walk this week under a hackberry, and I decided that if there are really that many caterpillars in the tree, I should be able to find one. I pretended  ...

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Books

Mangroves rule.

Let Them Eat Shrimp originated as a story for National Geographic Magazine— the article is a great preview for the book. The slide show is amazing, of course. Kennedy Warne visits mangroves from Bangladesh to Eritrea to Panama and Brazil. Though the title references shrimp farms, the book  ...

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