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Keel Mountain Preserve Hike February 20

Not many know about the 310 acre Preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy on Keel Mountain, purchased in 2003 to protect the Endangered Morefield’s Leatherflower.  But so much more is there—Chittamwood or American Smoketree,  prickly pear cactus, Limerock arrowwood, and Cumberland Rosinweed.  The first and last will not be visible in the winter, but this [...]

The Maya and Deforestation

Archeologists are using NASA satellites and supercomputers to crack the mystery of the ancient Maya. New findings suggest the Maya may have played a key role in their own downfall:

“Like many other cultures before and after them, they ended up deforesting and destroying their landscape in efforts to eke out a living in hard times.”

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