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Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche

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Records Check Finds 66 Butterfly Species By Ranger Steve Mueller Fifty-three field notebooks and journals hold my field study natural history data. Until 2010 I recorded observations with paper with pencil. I made the switch to entering information to a Word document on computer in November 2009. Slowly I am transcribing older handwritten entries to… Read more »

Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche: Hey Bud

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Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche Hey Bud By Ranger Steve Mueller 2/21/21 Winter tree and shrub buds have distinctive character. They are recognizable by features like being fat, short, tall, scaly, fuzzy or with varied color. Twigs bear terminal and lateral buds. Often winter buds are larger or swollen indicating they are flower buds instead of… Read more »

Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche – Essential Oils and Plant Defenses

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Essential Oils and Plant Defenses People use essential oils in aroma therapy, for relaxation, muscle soreness, and possibly other things. ‘Essence’ is the key word and it is not essential in the sense that it has value like found in some chemicals for body functions like iron, iodine, and potassium. Website articles touch on essential… Read more »