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Tadpoles & Sadpoles

Vernal pools are often a wonderful, seasonal mecca for many different kinds of herps, and consequently, for many different kinds of herpers. These temporary ponds form when snowmelt gathers in low areas…

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Breaking Down a Hog, Cole Ward Style

Last Friday, the Value Added Products class was gathered around a half hog that was laid out, being assessed by the keen eye of master butcher Cole Ward. He poked…

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The Power of Experience

Crackling coals projected small tufts of ash and smoke into the atmosphere. Ten people hunched on logs, the bare ground, and rocks around a small open flame, reminiscent of the…

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