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Nature
6:26 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Go On A Sound Walk with WMU Soundscape Ecologists

Dr. Sharon Gill (far right) gives listeners some tips before the group sets out on the first soundwalk in June
Credit Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy

There are so many sounds that we tune out every day. It could be car traffic, the TV in the other room, the hum of a light bulb.

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Citizen Scientists
7:22 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

WSW: Encore Magazine Profiles Citizen Scientists

Lindsey Parkinson, an intern at the Kalamazoo Nature Center, releases a blue jay, after it was banded last fall
Credit Encore Magazine/Erik Holladay

Writer Tiffany Fitzgerald examined some of the work being done by "citizen scientists" in Southwest Michigan. 

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Nature
10:34 am
Thu September 5, 2013

For the love of trees: Growing hundred year old giants

Blaine Mosher stands in front of an old red oak on his farm
Credit Nancy Camden

When a seed falls from a tree, what are the odds that it will take root and then grow for 300 years or more? Norm Bober in Van Buren County increases the possibility. As a teenager, when his family went to hunt for a Christmas tree, he brought pine cones home and planted the seeds. The next spring, they sprouted into pine trees.

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