October 19, 2023
Click here to read about the research conducted by Berea College student, Michael Mecham, this summer.
Is Brushy Fork a Healthy Ecosystem?
April 12, 2023
Poem By Charity Gilbert I did not think the wind was angry, I took her as a child, running up the hillside. A wild one, full of life. Now that …
Do You Think the Wind is Angry?
March 30, 2023
You have probably heard of Kudzu, the invasive species that blankets huge areas of the Southeast in carpets of vines so thick they can starve even mature trees. And, at …
Meet the Weeds — Dandelion
February 10, 2023
It started with a few sentences in a book I was reading about the history of the Appalachian Mountains. The book briefly discussed Kentucky, before colonization, being covered with dense …
Rediscovering North America’s Lost Biome
January 12, 2023
by Abigail Kingston In an ecosystem, almost every organism depends on every other in some way for survival. However, the concept of symbiosis is taught to us in school like …
A Nature of Caretaking
January 4, 2023
written by Abigail Kingston In a world suffering from the effects of colonization, profit-driven destruction of natural environments, and industrialization, humans are becoming more and more alienated from the natural …
In 2023, Let’s Rediscover the Natural World through Curiosity
August 12, 2022
July 2022 We added at least 35 new species to the project this month with a few dozen more waiting to be confirmed. Most of the new additions were pollinators …
July 2022 Recent Additions to the Known Biodiversity of the Berea College Forest
May 29, 2020
by Jeff Hutton Hello Astronomers! For the last two weeks I’ve shared with you some of the thrill we’ve experienced when we’ve seen eclipses of the Sun and Moon. A …
Can We Predict Eclipses?
May 22, 2020
by Jeff Hutton Hello Astronomers! In the last issue, we talked about shadows. Shadows are why we have special events like lunar and solar eclipses. Let’s look again at lunar …
May 14, 2020
by Jeff Hutton Hello Astronomers! One of the things I love about observing the night sky is that what we see in the sky makes sense, once you apply a …