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Friday, July 21, 2006

Features

There seems to be a spate of toppled trees around town. The recent heavy rains and flooding must be the cause. That appears to be what people are thinking and also reading (Boston Globe July 13). It does make sense — saturated soils are significantly weaker than normal dry soils as anyone who has planted a tree or fence post can attest. We've had drenching ...more

On the afternoon of July 9, most sports fans in Carlisle joined soccer fans around the world for the televised final between Italy and France in the 2006 World Cup. For Carlisle resident and freelance sports producer Amy Rosenfeld, this was her 64th game in the international competition. By that time, she had spent 15- to 18-hour days for a month holed up ...more

Some people are paralyzed into inaction against the onslaught of unwanted vegetation (weeds) that grows on bare earth and mulch. Is it a weed? Might it be a flower? The resulting hesitation, sadly, leads to the inevitable untidy, weedy gardens that greet anyone returning from a vacation away from home. Here are some guidelines for the novice. ...more

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Name: As its name suggests, the Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle, Labidomera clivicollis, is a member of the very large Leaf Beetle family, or Chrysomelidae, in the insect order Coleoptera, the Beetles, which is the largest order of creatures on the planet in fact, there are more species of beetles than there are species of plants. The ...more


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