October 2005

The ivory-billed woodpecker is back! What are some other rare birds in our forests? —Elaine Early, Waynesboro, Va.

By BRO Admin | 01 Oct 05
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Let’s all drink a toast to the ivory-billed woodpecker. Its near-miraculous return from the forever of extinction is truly one of the most encouraging ornithological events in recent memory. Though many had refused to give up hope, and reports of sightings came in over the years, the woodpecker’s reemergence is as dramatic as if a…

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MOUNTAIN MAKEOVERSPART II—THE RESULTS

By BRO Admin | 01 Oct 05
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There are a lot of changes going on in the BRO office these days. Physical changes. It’s like puberty all over again for some of the staff. In our May issue, we told you about a little experiment we were undertaking. Basically, we wanted to see if one month of exercise and diet manipulation would…

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Quick n’ Easy Evening Paddling Trips

By BRO Admin | 01 Oct 05
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We have all been stuck on those roaring hot weekend afternoons when you find yourself slave to the lawnmower, and your mind begins to drift downstream on your favorite river. How do you squeeze more than one day a week or even worse one day a month of boating into your hectic schedule? You gotta…

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