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Gray Frogs, Colorful Life

Tiny amphibians can live up to 10 years AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples That rock just blinked! Or maybe it was a piece of tree bark or a patch of porch

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Found In Funny Places — Making Ripples

Visiting wildlife a treat for some, terror for others A black bear on the porch. Tree frogs found in the mailbox. Beavers in the spring house and porcupines in the

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Downsizing To Live It Up — Making Ripples

Abandon materialism to embrace the best in life AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Downsizing is a sticky situation involving angry relatives, puzzles, nostalgia and freedom. It’s like a wild bear wearing

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Summer Night Symphonies

Nature provides free concerts to those willing to hear AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Summer concert season is well under way, and our area offers quite a lot of great, free

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Wasps Of Wonder — Making Ripples

‘Velvet ants’ beautiful to see, painful to meet Making Ripples Amanda Bancroft Photo courtesy Amanda Bancroft The common name “velvet ant” actually refers to more than 3,000 species of wasps,

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What’s Good For The Goose

Natural scents, plants repel unwanted visitors AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples If you’d like to keep your garden organic but free of pests, or if you’re simply looking for a way

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Summer Reading Recommendations

Beat the heat with books about a better world AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples It’s not too late to sign up for the all-ages summer reading programs at the Fayetteville Public

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Wren Renters — Making Ripples

Nesting birds make great porch pals Wrens and porches just seem to go together. These birds create great entertainment with song, artful nests and home nature programming as they raise

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Pushing Past Paper — Making Ripples

Alternative surfaces help artists save trees For the adventurous nature lover and artist, treeless substitutions for paper are a brave new world. If you love trees and want to use

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One Pet At A Time — Making Ripples

Humane Society of the Ozarks changing the world Making Ripples —  Amanda Bancroft Sometimes doing the right thing can be a win-win for humans and the environment. The Humane Society