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Inosculation: A Natural Marvel

This week’s post is written by Monthly Blog Correspondent, Julia B, a Bucktails and Bass alumni. She highlights a natural phenomenon rarely seen, inosculation. Julia elaborates on how trees can become inosculated and how it can be associated with spiritual meaning.

Monarch Butterfly Migration

The blog post of the week was written by Monthly Blog Correspondent, Lakin P, a Ursids alumni. She informs us about some small, colorful insects. Monarch Butterflies are unique in the fact that they migrate across such a large distance. Lakin also raises an issue that may affect future generations of Monarch Butterflies.

Landfills: More than Just a Hole in the Ground

This week’s blog post is written by Calvin L, a guest poster for the page and a Drummers and Ursids alumni. He discusses landfills, which are just great, big holes in the ground. Or are they? Calvin explains the functions of each step in the landfill process and the reason behind it.

Reduce and Reuse, not just Recycle

This week’s blog post focuses on the topic of recycling and its two lesser known counterparts: reduce and reuse. The post is written by Monthly Blog Correspondent, Zara M, a Drummers alumni. She digs into landfill and recycling statistics, while cycling through her thoughts to offer up some suggestions to all of us.

Fragmentation: A Pandora’s Box for Birds

This week’s blog, written by a second year Monthly Blog Correspondent, Eli D, is ‘for the birds’! Eli, a Bass and Brookies alumni, often goes birding around Penn’s Woods. He explored a wooded area where birds inhabit places that are affected by habitat fragmentation, and muses over the benefits and costs to the ecosystem caused by these fragmented areas of wilderness during his outing.