Archive for the ‘Leaves’ Category

Leaves & your lawn

So I’ve never been one to rake all the leaves up in my lawn. In fact, I usually just compost some of them and rake the rest into my flower beds. This article, entitled “A very important reason not to rake the leaves on your lawn” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger just helps me justify even more what I’m already doing.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

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Forest colors

So over the last couple of weeks, since the kids and I took a walk in Russell E. Emmenegger Nature Park, I’ve been keeping my eyes on the changing color of the leaves and I must say, so far there’s been little change. Then the other day I came across this somewhat older article entitled “Why Fall Colors Are Different in U.S. and Europe” by Andrea Thompson over at Live Science.

What I actually found most interesting are the reasons behind why the colors are different. How the ice ages, as well as the (you guessed it), the migration of plants and animals played a role in all of this.

Enjoy!

   

Green Librarian

Reading trees

Some people read books, some read tea leaves but very few can read trees. Seems that dendroclimatologist Ulf Büntgen and his fellow researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL were able for the first time to reconstruct the summer temperatures in central Asia for the past 2,000 years.

This according to the article entitled “Old trees reveal Late Antique Little Ice Age (LALIA) around 1,500 years ago” at Science Daily. Wow, that’s some story!

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian