Nature's Corner

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

The Buzz About ‘Meat Bees’

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Think those are meat bees buzzing around your picnic? Thing again. They're wasps, and contrary to popular opinion, their presence does not predict a big winter.

Doe, a Deer, a Mule Deer

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Can you spot the mule deer before it migrates east for the winter? Read on for clues.

The Secret Life of Indian Paintbrush

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The Indian paintbrush holds a beautiful secret inside its famous red "feathers."

Puddle Jumpers

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

Manzanita Deserves a Little Respect

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With its beautiful pink flowers and its ability to reproduce with the aid of wildfires, the manzanita is one amazing bush.

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.

Hoppin’ Down the Bunny Trail

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Cottontail rabits are cute and in your neighborhood.

Which Tree Is Which?

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The Jeffrey and ponderosa pine trees may look alike, but there are subtle differences.

An Easily Identifiable Woodpecker

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The White-headed Woodpecker is easy to identify.

Bioregionalism as Inspiration

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Eve Quesnel explores the inspiration for her column, bioregionalism and its founder, Peter Berg.