I am sometimes thankful for my quirky tree-hugging bug-watching moss-enraptured tendencies through a life of biology-watching. It makes for endless entertainment and cheap diversion, these natural objects that would seem disgusting or be invisible to most other eyes. Case in point, the dry wad of globby-greenness from the sandy edge of the coastal NC road we walked along with the grand daughters yesterday. Others were embarassed by my interest in nothing apparent–a grown man down on his knees oohing and ahhing that way over …

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If you haven’t been a regular visitor to the Nature Blog Network and the kind of natural history / earth-care / relationship to the biosphere topics you see rather frequently on Fragments are of interest to you, then do drop by an peruse the breadth and depth of thought and knowledge from dozens of nature-writers and photographers whose blogs are aggregated at the NBN. And while you’re there, I’m pleased to direct you to today’s featured blog which just happens to be Fragments from …

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