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No Honey Here

Gardener works to oust invasive species AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Karen Takemoto is a champion of honeysuckle removal, working steadily to liberate her woods near Farmington. “For over 15 years,

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Sustainability Is Sexy

Environmental efforts good for you, too AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Sustainability makes us stronger — both mentally and physically — as we tackle challenging problems like air pollution and tough

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Opportunity Knocks

Sustainable summer fun comes in many flavors AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Summer is almost here, but you don’t have to sacrifice fun and freedom for sustainability and justice. Love has

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The Sound Of Music

Even singing in the shower has benefits AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples More than gorgeous sound or painful noise, music can make a difference. If we’re feeling down, music lifts us

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Helping The Helpless

Rehabbers give time, effort to critters in need AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples We recently received a couple of requests for wildlife rehabilitation — although we are not licensed rehabilitators and

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A Snake Worth Meeting

If you see a long green pencil eating spiders, it’s probably a Northern Rough Green snake, or grass snake. With adorable cartoon character eyes, beautiful green and yellow scales, and

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Lucky Us!

Good news and climate are strange companions these days, but here they go together: According to the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust, “Northwest Arkansas is rich with landscapes that foster climate

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Spring Is Humming: Bird feeders just one way to attract popular, tiny birds

After some really cold days, the spring season seems to have arrived for good. Nesting birds are already incubating their eggs and feeding newborn nestlings, so be sure your bluebird

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Making Ripples: “Start Simply”

Making good choices needn’t be complicated It’s understandable. Who wants to make a difference if they will suffer for it? Or be inconvenienced? (Well, some people are willing, but that’s

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Finders, Keepers

If you enjoy being outdoors, wish you knew more about the plants and animals you see or wish you could share what you know about nature, you should be on