World Turtle Day!

Happy World Turtle Day! How much do you know about these scaly friends? Here are some quick turtle facts: The turtle shell is made up of about 60 different bones. Scutes (large scales) cover the shell and help keep bacteria and fungi from invading the underlying bone. All turtles are covered with dry, scaly skin. […]

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Running Wild on the Summer Solstice

From time immemorial, the summer solstice has been celebrated by people and cultures across the globe. The ancients depended on the yearly pattern of day-light hours to set their calendars and determine the best time to plant and harvest crops. The summer solstice, which typically falls on June 21st, is the longest day of the […]

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Early Summer Fishin’

Summer fishing is cherished as an important seasonal hobby by both the young and old. When you get down to it, it’s more than just recreation, it’s practically a right of passage. The culture that surrounds fishing is as deep as the depths that have ever been plumbed by hook, line, and sinker. Happily, the […]

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