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Earth Matters : The wisdom of trees in winter

By Lawrence J. Winship

What is the wisdom shown by “wise trees”? Is it perhaps that they appear to cease striving and simply endure because growth is made impossible by the “sure” arrival of cold, of scarce and pale light, and of water frozen solid? Or might the verse call to mind the “wisdom” of genetic information encoded in the tree’s DNA?

Published in Earth Matters on January 11, 2021.

Hitchcock Animal Care : The Common Shiner

Currently the only fish in the Hitchcock Center aquarium are Common Shiners, Luxilus cornutus. I purchased them from a local bait shop so that the aquarium would have an initial source of ammonia to kick start the cycling process. When spring arrives and fish in the Mill and Fort Rivers become more active it will be […]

Published in Hitchcock Animal Care on December 29, 2016.

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