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First-time hikers start here

It’s the summer of 2020 and you want to get out and enjoy the sun before we get put back in to lock down. Want to enjoy the local trails? Well there are a few things you should keep in mind before you venture

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Plant Ecology Introduction

Photo by Visually Us on Pexels.com What is plant ecology and why is it important? Well simply, it is the study of distribution and abundance of plants and the effects the environment has on them. The importance of knowing these things about plants and the communities can be seen all over the world. Agriculture, consumer... Continue Reading →

Educations of Fall 2021

The following posts will be what I have learned this semester at university. I go to a small school in the Mountains of TN called ETSU. I major in Biology with a concentration on conservation. After graduation, I will be pursuing a Masters and PhD to further my education. This year has been hard all... Continue Reading →

What you can do to help you nature neighbors.

Photo by fotografierende on Pexels.com Look into conservation projects in your area. This is probably the most beneficial to your local wild life areas. Here in Tennessee, there are 78 endangered species, 22 threatened species and 60 at-rick species according to the Fish and Wildlife website (on 9/16/2020). These numbers can and do change rather... Continue Reading →

Pollution in my back yard:

well actually the park behind my apartment I currently live in Johnson City, Tennessee. For the most part my town is very environmentally friendly for the region. However, it is sorely lacking compared to the greenest cities in the state or tri state region. I do love the area. The mountains are very close. People... Continue Reading →

Forgotten Mussels

Walking along the riverbanks, lake sides, and pond shores across the world are empty open shells that were once the shield of protection to many freshwate

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