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by PAwildernessadvocate
Wed May 09, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Games, Contests, Quizzes, and Humor
Topic: Big Maple -- No Hitter!
Replies: 0
Views: 799

Big Maple -- No Hitter!

Last night James Paxton, a native of Ladner, British Columbia and a left-handed pitcher for the Seattle Mariners (my favorite baseball team), pitched a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto. He is only the second Canadian pitcher to throw a no-hitter in Major League Baseball, and the on...
by PAwildernessadvocate
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Belle Isle, Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 4535

Re: Belle Isle, Michigan

The last time I was on Belle Isle was August of 2016, but it wasn't to visit the forested areas. We were there to see the Draken Harald Hårfagre, a Viking longship that was visiting the Detroit Yacht Club!
by PAwildernessadvocate
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Edwards NY
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Re: Greetings from Edwards NY

I took a two year vocational forestry (BOCES), and a certificate environmental conservation program at CCFL in Canandaigua NY. I grew up in Canandaigua! My mom got her associates degree from CCFL. I note you use the old acronym, CCFL (Community College of the Finger Lakes), and not their new one, F...
by PAwildernessadvocate
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: North Central PA - PA Wilds
Topic: Proposed Tracy Ridge Wilderness on the ANF featured
Replies: 5
Views: 1942

Re: Proposed Tracy Ridge Wilderness on the ANF featured

Help Save the Proposed Tracy Ridge Wilderness Area! Please write to the Allegheny National Forest’s Bradford District Ranger Rich Hatfield and respectfully ask him to not entertain mountain biking for the proposed Tracy Ridge Wilderness Area — the largest Roadless Area in the Allegheny National For...
by PAwildernessadvocate
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Iceland
Topic: Iceland's Dramatic Landscape
Replies: 14
Views: 5912

Re: Iceland's Dramatic Landscape

Having visited Iceland within the last decade, and seen portions of the West half of roaded Iceland, I can attest to the paucity of trees. I did have occasion to view one of the few (at that time) forest plantations, and it was looking successful. Here is an obvious opportunity for Iceland to encou...
by PAwildernessadvocate
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Iceland
Topic: Iceland's Dramatic Landscape
Replies: 14
Views: 5912

Re: Iceland

The Icelandic Sagas allude to a heavily forested island when the Vikings first arrived. Now Iceland is not heavily forested. However, material and debris uncovered by archeologists have confirmed that the Sagas were likely correct, and that 1,000 years of colonization and use has simply resulted in...
by PAwildernessadvocate
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Long Point State Park
Replies: 7
Views: 1517

Re: Long Point State Park

Long Point State Park is beautiful.

We launched a "Viking longship" (made out of fiberglass) there last summer!
by PAwildernessadvocate
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Events and Gatherings
Topic: 50th Anniversary of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
Replies: 0
Views: 1675

50th Anniversary of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy Celebrating 50 Years! Planting the Seeds & Helping Them Grow 50 Years of Tending the Environment in West Virginia The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy was officially founded in 1967 but the people and Groups that came together to form the organization ...
by PAwildernessadvocate
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Invasive Species and Tree Diseases
Topic: PSU: Shale gas devel. spurring spread of invasive plants
Replies: 0
Views: 901

PSU: Shale gas devel. spurring spread of invasive plants

This most recent Penn State study documents that non-native plants are rapidly invading Pennsylvania's northern forests and establishes a link between new invasions and shale gas development activity. In findings published today (July 20) in the Journal of Environmental Management, researchers show...
by PAwildernessadvocate
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce cones
Replies: 20
Views: 3538

Re: Norway spruce cones

Still on the subject of Norway spruce, though this doesn't have to do with the cones. This year a young Norway spruce growing in my yard did not produce a new leader for whatever reason. The leader bud just never grew. So a few weeks ago I cut off all but one of the new side whorl branches, figuring...

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