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Chestnut Revival

Fresh from the Woods To prove they are resistant, hybrid chestnut trees growing in Weeks Mills were inoculated with two strains of this fungus in late June. Nut enthusiasts attempt to breed blight-resistant American chestnut By Andrew KekacsThis is a story about staggering loss — the kind of loss that leaves a community or an…

The Secret Life of Vernal Pools
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The Secret Life of Vernal Pools

By Andrew Kekacs It’s an election year in the United States, and even more attention than usual has been focused on the legislative and executive branches of government. Not to be outdone, salamanders in Maine have just adjourned their congress. Evidence of the gathering can be found throughout Maine in vernal pools — natural depressions…