Environmental Questions Come With Springtime
by Whit Gibbons
Last night I sat on the back porch and watched a sign of spring: lightning bugs flitting through the tops of the hickory trees. This morning I sat in the same spot and listened to another sign of spring: a carpenter bee looking for a place to drill a hole in the rafters. Along with these harbingers of spring come flowers, migrating birds, and questions about the environment. Following is a question I answered after I waved goodbye to the carpenter bee.
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