Refuge worthy of a king

At one time, the American chestnut made up a full quarter of all trees in the mixed deciduous forests of eastern North America, conquering canopies from southern New England north into Ontario. The King of the Forest, they called it, not only for its commanding stature but also its chestnut bounties and fine lumber.  ...

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Beekeeper has a honey of a season

They’re a familiar sight all over Pictou County and beyond in the summer: little fuzzy black and yellow bumblebees buzzing from flower to flower collecting pollen to bring home. Whether you like them or like to avoid them, the busy bees are always hard at work pollinating flowers and making honey. After a good summer...

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