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Aquatic Invasive Species: European Water Chestnut


Photo by Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org European Water Chestnut (Trapa natans) is a floating aquatic annual which is native to Europe, Asia, and tropical Africa. It was introduced to North America as a garden specimen. The plant can grow up to sixteen feet and forms READ MORE

#LeaveNoTraceWithADK: Social Media and the Backcountry


While navigating the spellbinding terrain along the Pacific Crest Trail, I found it difficult to resist the temptation to take photos. Each endless vista around each corner was more jaw-dropping than the last! As I hiked onward, smartphone in hand, impermanence was weighed against the magnitude of the moment. “After READ MORE