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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.
Wild Ideas: Ah, spring

Temps were hovering around 70, and, up on the mountain, hepatica and mushrooms were blooming and wood frogs are calling for mates. Down on my deck, some unidentified little black bugs were biting the heck out of me as I…
Wild Ideas: Good reads for long winter nights

Although this winter is forecast to be mild, a good pile of nature books to read can help with the season’s long nights. See what’s on Pam Owen’s winter reading list in this week’s Wild Ideas column.