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Articles About Down to Earth

  • Down to Earth | Green Space Fund enables open space preservation

    “The histories of the Yellow Springs Green Space Fund and the Jacoby Green Belt illustrate the Village Council’s ongoing commitment to uphold the longstanding goal of preserving open space around the Village.”

  • Down to Earth | Bobcats and coyotes and foxes: Oh, yes!

    “Their presence signals that the environment is healthy enough to support these creatures, which they in turn help to maintain through their regulation of prey populations.”

  • Down to Earth | Fall webworms, friend or foe?

    There is a spectacle that occurs in summer each year around Yellow Springs that generates both amazement and concern among citizens and visitors of this town. No, it’s not Street Fair; it’s the return of fall webworms to their local perches.

  • Down to Earth | Confessions of a gardener

    “As gardeners we tend to boast and show off our largest tomatoes and most gorgeous blooms, but we rarely discuss our foibles and foul-ups, out of embarrassment.”

  • Down to Earth | Drawing pleasure in gardening

    “He was a great painter, Monet, but he actually thought of himself as a gardener first and a painter second. Late in life, eyes failing and tired of traveling, he asked his village for permission to divert a small river onto his land.”

  • Down to Earth | ‘Keystone species’ vital

    “Whereas native species are always better than non-native species in fueling food webs, not all native plants are equal. Keystone native species are superior because they support many more wildlife species.”

  • Down to Earth | The free advice of birds

    “Since 1970, North America has lost three billion individual birds, nearly 30% of its total, suffering the heaviest losses among 12 bird families that include sparrows, warblers, finches and swallows.”

  • Down to Earth | ‘Capture the positive’ on Earth Day

    “The human species is facing so many difficult issues in our world community right now, ranging from the war in Ukraine to climate change. Let’s use this Earth Day to capture the positive.”

  • Down to Earth | The allure of local nature

    “What is it about nature and its allure? Why do some of us feel pulled to rush into the lush wildness that lies apart from the busyness of our societal spaces?”

  • Down to Earth — Tecumseh Land Trust and affordable housing

    “Affordable housing, farmland preservation and native habitat conservation — are they mutually exclusive?”

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