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  1. School’s Out!

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    May 22, 2012 by Annie McCormick

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    I’ve been attempting to practice patience lately. I’ve been told that I’m way too impatient, especially with the tv remote. Technology has enabled me to have some things in a nanosecond and I have gotten used to it.

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  2. A New Bird for Arkansas

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    May 22, 2012 by Joseph C. Neal

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    “You are going to think I am crazy, but I just saw and photographed a GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCH next to the visitor center parking lot here at Mount Magazine State Park!!!!”

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  3. The flea life cycle, lets review this again…

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    May 9, 2012 by Linda Ford

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    “That frontline stuff doesn’t work anymore.” You don’t know how many times I’ve heard that statement. But, after extensive interrogation of the person telling me this, light is shed and we proceed to have the whole flea life cycle discussion.

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  4. Season of Migrants and Baby Birds

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    May 8, 2012 by Joseph C. Neal

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    It’s the season of migrants and baby birds. Speckle-breasted baby American Robins are out in the yard, hunted by neighborhood cats. Owls are out in the day light, trying to feed ravenous young.

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  5. Staying on the Path

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    May 8, 2012 by Annie McCormick

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    A longtime friend of mine is battling Hepatitis C. He’s currently on his second round of treatment. Besides the nastiness of the drugs used to treat the disease, he is struggling with another aspect of his treatment.

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  6. The Sweet Comfort of Validation

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    May 8, 2012 by Steve Winkler

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    We used to be suspicious of online articles. Who knows where they’ve been? Print media was the bulwark of journalistic legitimacy, we opined. Then we suspended our print edition and became a digital only publication. Now, we’re suggesting that online articles really aren’t as suspect as we thought. Funny how that works.

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  7. Think Like a Mountain at Devil’s Den State Park

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    May 3, 2012 by Devils Den

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    Devil’s Den State Park invites you to come and learn how to “THINK LIKE A MOUNTAIN” May 18-20 during a weekend of fun for the whole family while you discover and celebrate nature. The weekend event will feature nature programs and outdoor activities as well as programs that honor the life and times of Aldo Leopold. Leopold is considered by many to be the modern-day father of wildlife management and the conservation movement. He was a forester, philosopher, educator, writer, and outdoor enthusiast. In an essay called “Thinking like a Mountain” from his A Sandy County Almanac book, Leopold describes an encounter with a wolf while hunting the predator that later in life caused him to rethink his ideas of the importance that large predators play in the balance of nature and of whole ecosystems. He describes eloquently in the essay how the mountains surrounding the area had witnessed firsthand what happens when nature is forced out of balance by man. During his life Leopold was also credited with creating the Land Ethic principle, which is used today by most land managers and agencies. In the “The Land Ethic” from his book, he wrote: “There is a need for a …

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