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Mar 6 37 tweets 5 min read
Getting back to my roots.
1 like = 1 ecological hot take Ecological crimes should carry the harshest order of punishment. An attack on the land is an attack on our people - both physically and metaphysically.
Dec 29, 2021 21 tweets 7 min read
The American Chestnut was once the most important and valuable tree in eastern North America.
Now, it is nearly extinct.

This is the story of how an invasive species killed off this special tree, and in the process helped exterminate self-sufficient agrarian life in Appalachia: Image The American Chestnut (Castanea dentata) is a hardwood tree native to eastern North America. It is considered the finest chestnut tree in the world. Growing up to 17 feet wide and up to 120 feet tall, old chestnuts were among the most stunning specimens in the eastern forests Image
Dec 18, 2021 30 tweets 12 min read
Have you ever felt an unexplainable, deep connection or kinship when looking at a bear?
Or perhaps you have wondered why the bear is the source of so much ancient folklore and mythology?

This is because bears are our spiritual brothers.

Let's dive in 🐻: Image Bears, like humans, have large brains compared to their body size. In fact, bears have the largest and most complex brain of all land mammals.
They have excellent long-term memory and navigation skills, and are able to learn and retain information very quickly. Image
Nov 22, 2021 19 tweets 7 min read
There is a popular “conspiracy theory” about some mountains being the stumps of prehistoric trees. While I personally believe this to be true based just on pure hope, here’s why giant prehistoric trees likely are very real: Image Before modern “trees” were covering the earth, there were Prototaxites. These were giant fungus, possibly lichen, that grew to modern tree heights in the early Devonian period. Without natural predators, they were able to grow much larger than the fruiting fungus you see today Image
Oct 24, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
been deep innawoods without cell/wifi reception for a while, which has been nice. but walking around with the map reminded me to share this good, free resource with frens who may not be aware of it, i'll briefly show you how you can use it: Clicking "TopoView" will bring you to a large map, you can pinpoint an exact location and it will compile recorded topographic maps that include that point. I picked a random spot in the Adirondacks (fig 1), and selected a map PDF (fig 2). You can zoom quite close (fig 3) ImageImageImage
Jun 30, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Not only these - zinc, protein, and vitamin levels have all decreased significantly within plants since the industrial revolution. In contrast, sugar levels within plants have skyrocketed. Why are plants turning into junk food? ...

--Thread-- Plants need light and CO2 to grow.
Take zooplankton (organisms that rely on algae for food). When more light is shone onto algae, the algae population increases. But instead of thriving, the zooplankton die out. Why? The algae is now less nutritious due to accelerated growth