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Nature’s Corner allows Moonshine Ink to profile something happening in the great outdoors, either a species of plant or animal or relevant event happening involving nature, or even a person working in nature

Kermit’s Sierra Cousin

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You could easily mistake the Sierran treefrog for a piece of granite.

Puddle Jumpers

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You can't miss the pale swallowtail, one of the bigger butterflies in Tahoe

Exploring the ‘Hitched’ World

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To explore is to get to know that part which is wholly connected to us: the ground beneath our feet, the trees above our bodies, the water that flows into creeks, rivers, lakes, and oceans.

Hitchin’ a Ride: Boulders on the Move

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Have you ever been walking through the woods when you suddenly stumble upon a random colossal rock? They’re called erratics, and Nature’s Corner columnist Eve Quesnel shares their origin story.

Walking in Amazement

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You only need to take a walk in your neighborhood to see the wonders of nature.

The Bluebird Landladies

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Every spring for the past two decades, citizen scientists Ann McBride and Patty Evans have monitored egg counts in 50 bluebird boxes they had placed in Martis Valley and the Kyburz Meadow area. “You never know what you’ll find in the boxes — it’s like Christmas,” says McBride. While this labor of love requires tenacity and hard work, Evans wouldn’t have it any other way. She adds, “It’s magical every year.”

Pine Sex

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Not enough elbow room in your kitchen? We asked three food truck chefs tips for cooking up great cuisine in cramped quarters.

Smells Like Watermelon

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Pink snow that smells like watermelon? It's no joke, and you'll find it over 10,000 feet.

Ground Control to Major Tardigrade

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Water bears are so sturdy that they probably won’t succumb to nuclear war, global warming, or any astronomical events that wreak havoc on Earth’s atmosphere.

Whoooo is the Pygmy-Owl?

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The pint-sized pygmy-owl is adorable, but be thankful you're not its prey.