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Gathering the Laurels

I grew up enjoying the site of mountain-laurel blooming in profusion each June. It is a common understory shrub in the Hudson Highlands, one of the northeast-southwest-trending chains of mountains that make up the northern Appalachians through downstate New York. … Continue reading

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The Winter Berry

My brother and sister are both active in local campaigns to restore the creek watersheds of suburban Maryland. Consequently my brother knows the landscape and the forest communities along those creeks pretty well. There are a number of parks along … Continue reading

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