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How It All Started

Today is an anniversary of sorts. The first weekend of August 2007, I¬†was up in Vermont to perform at the Champlain Valley Folk Festival with my band, PossumHaw, which had formed while I was in grad school in Burlington. Before … Continue reading

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Green Islands (Part 2), and Another Mystery Moth

(Note: For those who have already read yesterday’s post, I’ve added a little more information at the end after hearing back today from Jerry Powell, who described the genus Areniscythris in 1976.) Last January I wrote about the “green islands” … Continue reading

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Monthly Mystery #9: Groovy Decay

I’m sure few people will recognize that the title of this post was taken from Robyn Hitchcock’s second solo album, but it seemed appropriate nonetheless. Several weeks ago, I collected some quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) leaves to try to raise … Continue reading

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