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We have admired monarch butterflies for the amazing trans-generational memory they have. This memory is shared by 4 -generations, and it ensures their survival by natural selection as they do a life&death relayrace from Mexico to Canada every year. We have observed that Fukushima meltdowns were caused, not by a tsunami; they were caused by...
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There are times —esp. around national elections when we”re surfeited by political mythologies (many of them pathological)— I want to write about the giant subject of what our national creed is, and how our rights derive from nature. SO……. I stand w/Jefferson, who claimed that “freedom is the gift of nature.” Allow me to explain; but...
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Harvested arugula today: December 21, 2011. Is it global warming, or is it possible I’m becoming a decent gardener? Or is it the seeds—these plants like growing in winter? Maybe 3 “yeses” have allowed this vivacious pile to grace my cutting board, + one other thing: I love sharing the freedom of free food, &...
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Time to get into the rivers and collect the bugs that live under rocks. They tell us—by their variety and size—how oxygenated (& healthy) our rivers are: an annual “physical,” just like at the doctors’. Here’s a map of our sampling sites: [wpsc_products product_id=’4980′]
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We”re in full nectar flow here in the Nonotuck biome—& even a zombie can feel the anima: the “soul, spirit, life, air, breeze, breath.” If you can, stand beneath an apple tree at sunset tonight, down wind. You”ll be enveloped in the sweetness of anima, promise. Close your eyes and breathe. Not only will you...
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Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting Warm Colors Apiary in So. Deerfield with the lively & smart 7th graders who attend Jane Lucia’s science classes at the Williston Northampton School. I jumped at the invite not only b/c Jane is a talented educator who likes to get her kids out into the field; but...
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Do you perceive then, that errors in acting arise through this very ignorance, namely, in a person thinking he knows, when he does not know? Socrates To conceal ignorance is to increase it. Mahatma Gandhi Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Martin Luther King, Jr. _________________________________ Ever...
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  • The River and the Machine: A Biocultural History of Holyoke Dam February 11, 2021
    WHAT IS BIOCITIZEN? The word “biocitizen” is a contraction of “biotic citizen,” a term and idea conceived by Aldo Leopold (1887–1948) who is widely celebrated for conceiving the “land ethic.” A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise. A […]
  • Biocitizen MA Welcomes Charlie Schine, FEP teacher! December 31, 2020
    Charlie is a recent graduate from Wesleyan University who is just beginning to get his footing in the big wide world and figure out where he’s going. Although he majored in music, his studies always seemed to circle around environmentalism and the more-than-human world, a cross pollination which began the summer after his freshman year […]

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  • ¿POR QUÉ AMO EL CAJON DEL MAIPO? March 22, 2022
    Lugar son historias en las que vivimos. Y algunos lugares nos gustan más que otros. ¿Por qué? Ricardo Rozzi  nos cuenta una historia sobre un lugar que ama. —secundo de […]
  • Me encanta Palmar Ocoa del Parque nacional La Campana March 12, 2022
    Lugar son historias en las que vivimos. Y algunos lugares nos gustan más que otros. ¿Por qué? Yubitza Bermúdez nos cuenta una historia sobre un lugar que ama. —primero de […]