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SCV Outdoor Report

    SCV Outdoor Report: Serpentine Slithering

    By Wendy Langhans

    When I first learned to ice skate, I used the toe-picks on my blades to push myself forward.  I soon discovered, however, that it was not the most effective method.  Maybe I should have paid closer attention to how snakes slither.

    SCV Outdoor Report: One "M" Or Two

    By Wendy Langhans

    English can be a tricky language sometimes.  The addition of one letter can change both the meaning and pronunciation of a word.  For example, if you add “g” to “love”, you get “glove”.  But if you add a “c”, you get “clove”.  And sometimes there are consequences to getting it wrong:  if your shopping list includes “hummus”, you’d better not come back with humus.  The first you eat; the second you don’t.

    SCV Outdoor Report: River Walk

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    By Wendy Langhans

     

    Last week I went for a walk along the river.  It was a lovely day for walking - plenty of sunshine - and neither too hot nor too cold.  The embankment was lined by a graceful arch of trees.  I noticed the patchy grey, flaking tree bark and decided these were sycamore trees.

    SCV Outdoor Report: Green Dracula

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    By Wendy Langhans


    Fresh, ripe, jucy tomatoes.  I’ll bet, if close your eyes right now, you can recall the smell.  Maybe, your mouth is watering just a little bit too.  But we’re not the only living things that are attracted to the scent of ripe tomatoes.  Their smell also attracts certain plants.  Plants?  Yes - specifically - dodder plants.

    SCV Outdoor Report: Saran Wrap

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    By Wendy Langhans

    My friend Lilian is an accomplished nature photographer, so the opening line of her email immediately caught my attention:  “This was the first time I have ever seen anything like this.”  I clicked through to her photo album and quickly discovered what she meant.  Her e-mail was, if anything, an understatement.

    SCV Outdoor Report: Hydrogeology for Dummies - pt 3.

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    By Wendy Langhans

    Quick - how many states are in the continental United States?  If you said 48, you’re right.  Now - how many watersheds are in the continental United States?  Would you believe me if I said more than 2,000?