Water Hemlock

During the summer of ‘85, I spent 2 months in Spain, specifically, a small neighborhood (barrio) on the edge Segovia where my grandmother lived. I recall all the time I spent in the rolling hills...

Mosquito Facts

As the weather begins to warm, people look for more things to do outside — more picnics, camping, fishing, hiking, sports, etc. The warmer weather also means the flight of the mosquito, though...

Native American Ethnobotany Review

Not too long ago, I received an email from a student, asking if I could point her in the right direction of a resource that could help her with the Native American uses of plants. And while there are...

Flip Flop Winch

Though Mors Kochanski popularized the use of the flip flop winch, it appears it was used during World War II, by the British Army to help them get their vehicles out of the trenches. Using nothing...

Brown Recluse Spider Bite

I woke up bright and early, like I usually do. Unlike other days, however, I noticed a little soreness in my hip.  Along with that soreness, I noticed what appeared to be a small pimple right in...