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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: Nature signals a time to recharge

Carroll County Times, Cori Brown column for Sept. 8, 2019: Nature signals a time to recharge

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).

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