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Cori Brown

Cori Brown is a graduate of Slippery Rock University, with a B.S. in Parks and Recreation. She worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, for over 34 years as a park ranger, natural resources management specialist and environmental compliance officer. She enjoys the outdoors every day with her dog Navi and her longtime partner Jim. She writes from Hampstead. Contact her at cori1818@gmail.com.
Cori Brown: Creepy beauty can be found in the woods

These incredible organisms certainly have grabbed my attention and imagination. A few years ago, I noticed brown fuzzy things growing on some of our pine trees. Initially I thought they were some kind of fungus. I worried that they were eating up the trees. After a bit of investigation, I discovered that they were slime molds called chocolate tubes (another favorite name is tree hair).

Cori Brown: Will we learn before it’s too late?

We have only one earth. Someday we may inhabit the moon or maybe even Mars. Hopefully we will do it in a much more harmonious way. Our time on earth barely rates a blip on the screen yet our footprint is so enormous it threatens to upend life as we know it.

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