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Organic Therapy

I just read a fascinating article entitled “Organic Therapy” that was passed on to me through my Utne Reader connection. It profiles the severe health problems that a child by the name of Ethan Boyers was experiencing. He was suffering from a variety of frequent seizures that would leave him incapac...
by edniz
Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Value of Nature: Relationships Between People and the Forest
Topic: Organic Therapy
Comments: 3
Views: 544

A real-life Jurassic Park project (sort of)

There is an effort underway to bring back an animal from the Paleolithic era: a bovine called an auroch which died out nearly 400 years ago. An auroch was a huge animal that stood some six feet high at the shoulder. This is being done through Project Tauros, a consortium of European scientists that ...
by edniz
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: General Science Discussions
Topic: A real-life Jurassic Park project (sort of)
Comments: 4
Views: 686

Birch Trees Borrow Repellent

“OFF! Birch trees borrow bug repellent. Rhododendrons emit airborne compounds that keep away weevils, moths and aphids. Scientists in Finland found that nearby silver birches absorbed repellent in their leaves, later released it – and suffered less pest damage than other birches. It’s the first time...
by edniz
Fri May 21, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Books, Articles, and Internet References
Topic: Birch Trees Borrow Repellent
Comments: 9
Views: 919

Native Americans as Promoters of Mast and Fruit Trees

I got this from the following website: Native Americans As Active and Passive Promoters of Mast and Fruit Trees in the Eastern USA Marc D. Abrams, Gregory J. Nowacki, 2008 We reviewed literature in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, ethnobotany, palynolog...
by edniz
Sun May 09, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Indigenous Peoples
Topic: Native Americans as Promoters of Mast and Fruit Trees
Comments: 1
Views: 1008

Hickory Leaf as Ballerina

Here is a second entry on the theme of artistic impressions of new growth: The leaf of a hickory is quite a complicated masterpiece of engineering. Not to diminish the miracle of any leaf coming back to life in the spring, I have watched hickory leaves in particular because of two trees that I have ...
by edniz
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Forest Experiences, Epiphanies, and Philosophies
Topic: Hickory Leaf as Ballerina
Comments: 1
Views: 958

New Growth as Impressionist Painting

As the woods fills out with new growth, I have been experiencing a different type of impression over the last few years. There is a particular period of time when the hillsides transform themselves into an impressionistic painting. First come the splotches of red from the red maples. Next is the iri...
by edniz
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Forest Experiences, Epiphanies, and Philosophies
Topic: New Growth as Impressionist Painting
Comments: 3
Views: 1018

Frank Waters and the Maya

My brother, John Nizalowski, teaches creative writing at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO. Although he hails from upstate New York, as I do, he has become immersed in the culture of his new locale to such a degree that he has been given the nod to be the official biographer for Frank Waters,...
by edniz
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Indigenous Peoples
Topic: Frank Waters and the Maya
Comments: 1
Views: 910

Re: Hi to all from Rochester NY!

Hi Gary,
Hello from another upstater. My name is Ed Nizalowski; I live down in Tioga County. There is another fellow who lives in Syracuse who posts on occasion. I'm doing some tree talks down this way this summer. I'll let the list know. My make for a nice drive for you.

by edniz
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi to all from Rochester NY! - Gary Reif
Comments: 2
Views: 411

Edgar Wayburn

I just got some information about this individual from the March 22nd issue of Time magazine. He was referred to as “America’s most effective and least know wilderness advocate.” Wayburn was a medical doctor and did conservation work as an avocation. He was elected President of the Sierra Club five ...
by edniz
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Scientists, Artists, and Naturalists
Topic: Edgar Wayburn
Comments: 1
Views: 1251

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