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Poor Will's Almanack
Tuesdays during Morning Edition

Bill Felker's almanack for Southwest Ohio and beyond features observations and reflections on the natural world.

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  • Poor Will’s Almanack for the seventh and final week of Deep Summer, the third week of Tomato and Sweet Corn Moon. It is the third week of the Sun in Leo.
  • Poor Will’s Almanack for the sixth week of Deep Summer, the second week of the Tomato and Sweet Corn Moon. It is the second week of the Sun in Leo.
  • In his essay, “The Temporality of the Landscape,” archeologist Tim Ingold states that “Ecosystems contain as many ‘times’ as they do objects, processes,…
  • By the 100th day of the year, April 10th, the landscape has entered its most benign period, even in the coldest years. When the fields are dry enough,…
  • In his Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, Jonathan White considers the theories that tides are the result of not only cosmic but of microcosmic…
  • I have grown older with a house and garden in the same place for 40 years. I have outlasted shrubbery, trees, perennial plantings and neighbors.I have…
  • In cultural and geographic attribution statements, people often recognize that the land they occupy has been taken away from other groups.The land on…
  • Solstice occurs on June 22nd at 4:44 p.m. and before and after that time, the sun holds steady at its highest noontime height above the horizon for four…
  • Lately, much has been made of the concept of a tipping point. Simply put, such an idea refers to an accumulation of matter, events or thoughts that builds…
  • Early this spring, I was working in my greenhouse, pinching back stalky plants, when I accidentally broke off a long stem of a geranium plant.  I placed…