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The Naturally columns are brought to you each month by The Indiana Gazette and Friends of White’s Woods to showcase the wonders of nature in our area. 


Volume 1 Issue 1

An introduction to the Naturally series.  Sara King.

Volume 1 Issue 2

The Todd Bird Club completes its 30th year of Christmas bird counts, including 75 species and 6,991 individual birds.  Margaret Higbee.


Volume 1 Issue 3

Tulip poplars are one of the most majestic trees in Pennsylvania and in White's Woods and have a long and interesting history. Dana Driscoll.

Volume 1 Issue 4

There is much to learn from and about the raptors who live nearby.  Anthony Frazier.

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Volume 1 Issue 5

As days begin to lengthen and thoughts turn to spring, one of the earliest signs of the forest reawakening are the sights and sounds around vernal pools.  Greg Podniesinski

Volume 1 Issue 6

The northern spicebush (lindera benzoin), a small understory tree or large shrub that is bountiful and native in our region.          Dr. Dana Driscoll

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Volume 1 Issue 7

There are so many you can actually hear them sounding like the rustling of leaves. It was an incredible experience being surrounded by thousands of monarch butterflies. The whole migration sequence is absolutely mind boggling. The butterflies weigh less than a gram and they fly more than 3,000 miles each year.  Cindy Rogers

Volume 1 Issue 8

Sassafras (sassafras albidum) is a whimsical understory tree that is common all along the Appalachian Mountains. Sassafras trees are abundant in Indiana County, including throughout White’s Woods.

                                                                                  Dr. Dana Driscoll

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