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John Slaughter

Exploring the origins of Louisiana's top dog more

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C. C. Lockwood

The pale wisp of a plant called ghost plant, ghost pipe, death plant, corpse plant, and other apt aliases. more

Oct 24, 2017 10:01 AM Knowing Nature


Wikimedia user NBonawitz

The cicada killer wasp uses horror movie tactics on its prey more

Jul 25, 2017 9:01 AM Knowing Nature

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Lucie Monk Carter

Sweet tea wasn't always a given on Southern porches more

Apr 21, 2017 2:54 PM Foodways

A peacock in the yard is worth two police on patrol more

Dec 22, 2016 4:12 PM Knowing Nature


By Mcevan (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons

Fearsome appearance, fragile existence more

Jul 25, 2016 12:00 AM Knowing Nature 1 Comments

Unlocking the secrets of fungi more

Oct 26, 2015 12:00 AM Knowing Nature

The progression of America’s birthday bang-up more

Jun 23, 2015 12:00 AM History

In defense of the squabbling scavenger more

Feb 24, 2015 12:00 AM Knowing Nature


Illustration by David Norwood

The Grim Reaper guides the human race in many guises more

Sep 23, 2014 12:00 AM History

When dealing with these wood-lovers, the best offense is a good defense more

Jul 24, 2014 12:00 AM Knowing Nature

A bittersweet history more

Apr 25, 2014 12:00 AM History

In February, cedar waxwing flocks are berry hungry. more

Jan 28, 2014 12:00 AM Knowing Nature

The ill-bred offspring of marketing geniuses more

Nov 25, 2013 12:00 AM People & Places

Blood-sucking creatures cross the border, as costume inspiration for the trendsetting child more

Sep 23, 2013 12:00 AM Visual & Performing Arts

Despite its name, this bumbling bug is anatomically incapable of killing a mosquito. more

Jul 2, 2013 12:00 AM Outdoor Adventures

Our Brown one included more

Apr 23, 2013 12:00 AM Knowing Nature

Sin and Salvation: For centuries, salt has been both After my husband had blood pressure issues, he requested we rethink the use of salt, which I did since I want to keep him. I love salt way more than sweet stuff, but it became The Evil Se... more

Feb 28, 2013 12:00 AM History


Photo by Lauchlin Fields

The many things an artist can create from a castoff more

Nov 20, 2012 12:00 AM People & Places