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Natural History

The “rocky” history of North America: Supercontinents and plate tectonics

October 18, 2017

If you’re curious about the world around you, enjoy the big-picture perspective, and are interested in some of the processes that are constantly reshaping our planet, here’s a crash course on the basics of North America’ geology.

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Enter to win the ultimate Laura Ingalls Wilder prize pack!

October 16, 2017
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Trees that can see

October 9, 2017

Trees don’t have two eyes like we do, yet they can see. They know how much light is hitting their leaves, and they know the quality of that light, too.

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The rare fossils of Yoho National Park

October 9, 2017

Not all geologic treasures can be easily seen from the air. Canada’s Yoho National Park, west of Banff on the west side of the Canadian Rockies, doesn’t really stand out in the midst of surrounding mountains. You’ll have to get much closer to see Yoho’s most famous features: rare fossils representing some of the earliest […]

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Nature photography hacks with Robert Llewellyn

October 9, 2017

“If it looks familiar, it is not new.” —Robert Llewellyn

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Mushroom, Toadstool, Bolete, Stinkhorn, or ?

October 9, 2017

So what do you call it?

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A sneak peek at Aerial Geology

September 28, 2017

Filled with fun facts, fascinating histories, and atmospheric photography, Aerial Geology is an up-in-the-sky exploration of North America’s 100 most spectacular geological formations.

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A sneak peek at The Living Forest

September 21, 2017

From the leaves and branches of the canopy to the roots and soil of the understory, the forest is a complex, interconnected ecosystem filled with plants, birds, mammals, insects, and fungi. The Living Forest: A Visual Journey Into the Heart of the Woods by Robert Llewellyn and Joan Maloof celebrates this beautiful and mysterious system with […]

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Will the real Laura Ingalls Wilder please stand up?

August 31, 2017

North and east of Pepin, the mix of trees changed to the boreal forest that sweeps far into Canada. Here the conifers—pine, tamarack, and spruce—go to the front of the class, along with birch, beech and maple. So when the Ingallses drove north to Grandpa Ingalls’s farm for maple sugaring in late winter, their journey followed […]

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To eat or not to eat?

August 31, 2017

Not all mushrooms are edible, not all mushrooms are poisonous, but if you wish to use macrofungi for food, you should become an expert at identifying the edible and the poisonous species.

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