The Nature Blog

Plants are picky, but for good reason…

By sprigglys | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Attraction is key As far as flowering plants go, pollination is absolutely critical to the health of current and future generations. Pollination among plants allows for the creation of seeds, larger fruit, and increases genetic diversity, leading to a greater resistance to environmental stressors. In order to achieve the most efficient pollination possible, some plants…

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Solar fields and pollinators

By sprigglys | May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Solar fields and pollinators

The situation at solar fields  Although more and more homes in the United States are utilizing solar fields, the majority of solar field projects are utility-scaled, requiring huge tracts of land that are made into barren areas virtually unlivable to most wildlife. Some solar companies are beginning to try and change that, however, and one…

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The Mighty Mason Bee

By sprigglys | April 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

  The mason bees are here!  I am happy to report that the first mason bees have been observed emerging from their winter domiciles around the area! I understand that for most readers this might not be the most exciting statement, however let me tell you why mason bees are such fascinating and important native bees.…

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The magnetic field flip

By sprigglys | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The chaotic source of our magnetic field There has been increased attention on the Earth’s magnetic field in recent years. Scientists have noticed for sometime that this protective barrier, which shields the planet from being roasted by cosmic radiation, is less reliable than we might hope. The field itself is generated by iron and other metals circulating deep…

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The wise old mountains

By sprigglys | March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

In Western North Carolina, chances are you can’t go far without see a mountain. While the mountains are awe-inspiring on an almost daily basis, I was not fully aware of the historical, industrial, or geological importance of the Appalachian Mountains. After doing further reading on the subject, I felt many would find this information as fascinating…

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