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Wild Ideas: Giants emerge in Slate Mills

After overwintering three giant swallowtail caterpillars that had pupated, Slate Mills resident Robin Williams sees two emerge from their chrysalises as healthy adults this spring, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
Wild Ideas: Nature as medicine

Having a passion for nature can be rewarding in many ways, but now scientists are finding that being out in nature offers real health benefits.
Wild Ideas: Nature Notes: Frogs and a new cause of Lyme

News of upcoming training for a frog-monitoring program and more dire news about our planet — a newly discovered cause of Lyme disease, and a potential ozone hole opening up above the Arctic — is in this week’s Wild Ideas…
Wild Ideas: Spiders in the snow

Depending on the species, spiders can spend the winter dormant in any of their three life stages — egg, juvenile or adult — or stay active, even walking across snow, in this week's Wild Ideas.
Wild Ideas: Wildlife in the snowpocalypse

After Winter Storm Jonas, Pam Owen was eager to get out and see how our local wildlife fared up on the mountain where she lives but also found navigating the deep snow a challenge, in this week's Wild Ideas column.