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The Wood Wide Web

A mushroom is the fruiting body of a much larger organism that lives underground in the forest. Most people have learned that fungus is a decomposer, breaking down dead plant and animal matter, recycling matter in ecosystems. But did you know that fungus and bacteria also act as an information and nutrient highway for plants? This phenomenon is called the Wood Wide Web. Learn what kind of information is shared by listening to Susan Simard's Ted Talk on this subject. It is truly fascinating!

The Thrill of the Chase

Catching and tagging monarch butterflies as they migrate south to their overwintering sites in Florida and Mexico is one of the joys of fall for many people. There is something about running around in fields of tall wildflowers holding a net above your head, racing monarchs that brings a smile to every face, young and old. This past month, the Conservation District partnered with Upper Valley Land Trust at Up on the Hill Conservation Area in Charlestown to teach people about monarch migration. There was a great turn out on a beautiful day and 26 monarchs were tagged on their way south. Monarchs fly up to 2500 miles to their overwintering site each fall and the same individuals begin the jou

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