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The old saw about "an apple a day" as the way to perfect health
may have been overstated, but the apple is a great food and a
A medium-sized apple has anywhere from 70 to 125 calories,
depending on vari ...
The only regal thing about the golden-crowned kinglet is the
crest of yellow-orange feathers atop its head. Everything else
about this speck of a songbird's appearance and behavior would make
any proper monarch frown. It's h ...
The calls come in all winter, said Paul DeBow of DeBow Wildlife
Service in Plymouth, NH. If there is no snow, the peak will be in
January or February, when it's the coldest. Some people think the
animals they hear partying i ...
Arthur Rothstein was supposed to be in New Hampshire taking
photographs of logging activity for the Historical Section of the
Farm Security Administration. But there he was on a cold February
day in 1936 in North Hartland, V ...
In the old days, ladybeetles (or ladybugs) used to "flyaway
home" to their children, as per the old nursery rhyme. Now one
species, the Halloween ladybeetle, is instead flying into our homes
in droves, where its bad odor and ...
Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol
Trees are about half water, maybe a little less in winter. And
if the temperature drops low enough, the water in even the most
cold-hardy tree will freeze.
So how do trees survive below-freez ...
Even if you're not a deer hunter, chances are you've heard of
"the rut" - slang for the white-tailed deer's mating season. This
event is going on right now, as is deer hunting season, making the
rut a cultural event in both ...
illustration by Adelaide Tyrol
When we bought the old farm two decades ago, the Ghost Tree came
with it. He was an old sugar maple with a knothole face, tears in
the trunk and branch stubs. He looks like one of the Ents, th ...