We chose last April 26 John James Audubon birthday check first on the Rosecrans Bog Natural Area colony in Bald Eagle State Forest. We had last seen that small heronry of 11 nests six years ago during a summer Pennsylvania Native Plant Society outing. At that time all of us had stayed far across the bog from it and watched quietly through binoculars, knowing that great blue herons are sensitive to disturbance near their nests.
You might balk at eating produce plucked from an urban lot, but you be missing out. That when the trees sweet, ripe berries, which look a lot like blackberries, fall from the branches and leave telltale bluish black stains on the pavement or ground below. It happening right now in New York City, and I been collecting and eating mulberries all week: sometimes I plop them on top of oatmeal or mix them in with granola; other times I eat them la carte..
If trees are silent witnesses to generations of humans, the earwig hailing from the insect order, Dermaptera, goes even further back. The Dermaptera order has evolved from the Late Triassic and Middle Jurassic eras. The earwig was one of the fascinating insects found during the five day survey earlier this month by the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, at the Siswan Dam jungles, lying in the tricity hinterland and flanking the road to Baddi.
Chitnis writes that there are specialized items needed to create a few of the recipes, including a quality blender and juicer, as well as ice pop molds and a shaved ice machine. A more thrifty idea would be to use plastic ice cube trays with popsicle sticks and to try the crushed ice setting on the refrigerator’s ice machine. While neither will create the look and mouth feel Chitnis is going for, it’s still something to consider..
Some may get a full blown anaphylactic reaction if they already have nut allergy. Those who consume large numbers of the seeds in a single sitting or over a period of time can experience MPN poisoning. This is particularly true of young children who are more susceptible.
Before 1635, Joseph Stratton owned 500 acres in Nutmeg Quarter, along the river and into the woods, “upon lands once owned by Capt John Smith and now in possession of Percival Champion and John Slaughter, adjacent to John Layton.” No records show a grant to Smith, who, severely injured, returned to England in 1609. Sir Francis Wyatt was a first owner of the Stratton tract, transferred by Percival Champion and John Slaughter with connection to Capt. William Pierce..