Issue 1: February/March 2013

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On The Fringe of Life

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Safe Passage

Appalachia and migrating birds serve each other in multiple ways By Matt Grimley Every fall and spring, an ongoing restlessness called zugenruhe begins to make some birds’ wings twitch at night. They will gorge on seeds and insects, fattening their


The Ebb and Flow of Appalachia’s Game Species

By Davis Wax From the mythic, raccoon-crowned Daniel Boone to the adventurous, tradition-minded hunter of today, hunting in Appalachia makes up a long and colored tale. Its most intriguing characters may be the game species themselves, each accentuating a pastime


Spelunking the Highlands | Owning the Caves

Worley’s Cave: Worthy of Respect and Care By Matt Grimley With my headlight loosely strapped and my boots tightly tied, I walked into the mouth of Worley’s Cave and I realized something: 28 boy scouts. That’s how many boy scouts


The Custodian’s Conundrum

Humanity’s immense influence on the landscape begs the question: How do we best care for the Silent Majority? By Molly Moore A swarthy tree trunk stands in a small clearing, a gap in the forest canopy created by its once-thick

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