Monthly Archives: May 2023

An American Robin and a lament

Growing up in Chicago, American Robins (Turdus migratorius) were a favorite of mine. How could they not be? Robins are adaptable, resilient, and plentiful. As a little kid, they were an easy bird to observe even in the very urban … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about: Olona

In the 13 years that I’ve run Studia Mirabilium, I may have mentioned olona (Touchardia latifolia) in passing a few times. Well today, let’s give olona its due. Olona, long revered for the high quality cordage it provides, may prove … Continue reading

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