Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

The goose story

This fall, when you see geese heading south for the winter, flying along in-V formation, you might consider ...

Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

Do we know how to really listen?

As human beings, we think we are listening when others talk. We are listening to words, we are ...

Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

A lesson from Iona

As I write this, I am sitting on an airplane on the way home from a week in ...

Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

Not all land trusts are the same

Those of us who live in Polk County are blessed when it comes to land preservation. Not only ...

Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

Why do we do what we do?

“Why?” may be the longest lasting question we’ll ever ask during our short time on earth. I hope ...

Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

The gifts we give

It is interesting that we often learn more from our children than we thought possible, considering the fact ...

Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

Chickens lay; people lie

My mother was an English major in college, so this was her immediate response when one of us ...

Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

What does soil type tell us?

Some of our regular readers may have noticed that I didn’t write a Conversation Corner last month. Of ...

Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

Managing forests to maximize benefits and renewability

Everything we consume comes from the earth. Some consumables are easily stored while others perish or dissipate quickly. ...

Conservation Corner - Betsy Burdett

What am I supposed to do?

In my last Conservation Corner, I told you that this month I’d come up with some positive actions ...

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