• Geology: What Lies Beneath RRUUC?
    Hi River Roaders, This week we’ll take a deep dive into the rocks that are underneath our grounds. This blog was developed by Andrea Mangum, who also collaborated on the “Springs!” blog last year. It’s a great example of the “detective” work that is practiced by geologists. RRUUC (and virtually all of Montgomery County) is … read more
  • Early Winter Walk
    Hi River Roaders, I was worrying how I was going to maintain a weekly blog through the winter months, but today’s walk though our grounds allowed me to appreciate the views you can only get in winter. I hope you enjoy. Spent flowers from our native Witch Hazel, Hamamelis virginiana. Ajuga in moss by the … read more
  • Planning Your Native Plant Garden
    Hi River Roaders, Following my blog three weeks ago on “Nature’s Best Hope,” a couple folks reached out to get advice on what natives they should plant. In this blog I share resources you can use to plan your native plant garden. The resources allow you to select plants that are native to our specific … read more
  • Winter Solstice
    Winter Solstice this year occurred at 5:02am on December 21. It is the instant in time when the North Pole is furthest from the sun. In our area, the sun was above the horizon for 9 and 1/2 hours. Our building is a kind of Stonehenge, where you can tell the time of year by … read more
  • Nature’s Best Hope
    Hi River Roaders, Every now and then I read a book that sparks an “a-ha” moment that explains something I have always wondered about or that ties things together. In this week’s blog, I provide a mini-book report on just such a book (really two books) that helped me better understand the interdependent web of … read more