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Maple Donuts and a Bear

Who doesn’t love a bear?  Bears are cute.  We all grew up with Yogi Bear, Smokey Bear and even Teddy Bears. One of the most endearing moments of my Park Ranger career involved bears.  Walking to the visitor center one early morning, I caught sight of a baby bear clutching…

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A Home for Beavers

Slap!  Slap! I stopped, holding the dogs leashes taut.  Looking into the bushes, I tried to locate where the sound was coming from. Slap! I glanced towards the creek.  Then I saw it.  A blur of fur and a flat tail that slapped the water, as the creature slithered through…

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My Green Thumb

“Here’s a present for you!” my friend proclaimed. With that, she presented me a small fig plant in a tiny container, about 3 inches in diameter.  I put it on the end table in my living room and did my best to keep it alive. At the time, I lived…

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