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3.1 acres of scrub woods and steep southwest slopes down to a swampy front yard. avg 45-60"/yr. precipitation. First frost: September 25. Last frost: April 10. Avg. low in winter is 22 degrees Fahrenheit, occasionally down to 0 or -2 to 3. Avg. high in summer is 82 degrees Fahrenheit, occasionally up to 103 to 104.


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reviewed No Action Needed Why do pine stands exist?
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reviewed Leave Closed What are the minimal chemical requirements for a food which we all can eat?
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comment What is the name of this big plant with a purple trunk and green to purple berries?
3cat looks like you're right. I have to dig this up all the time, and it's not fun. Of course, being a professional horticulturist/arborist/landscaper means you want to never see this plant again, al least in beds. This is the fouth SE question asking for the id of this weed.
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comment Do bees make honey from fallen fruit?
Well, they do, but I'm still looking for scientific backup. They also make honey from maple syrup, corn syrup, sugarwater, molasses, etc.
Aug
18
asked Do flies actually take off backwards?
Aug
18
comment What light intensity starts melatonin release in humans?
There is a bounty message for that. something like , 'Reward existing answer One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty.'
Aug
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awarded  Enthusiast
Aug
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comment What light intensity starts melatonin release in humans?
Hmm, if you're looking for a new answer, why not retract the accept?
Aug
17
comment virus affected plant don't show symptoms below the point of attack
What exactly are you trying to ask?
Aug
16
revised What is a good identification key for European mushrooms?
determination to identification
Aug
15
suggested suggested edit on What is a good identification key for European mushrooms?
Aug
15
comment Why is high fructose corn syrup unhealthy?
@Bez The OP may not know. I've heard this too, though, that corn syrup is bad for you, and I like the question.
Aug
15
comment What kind of tree could this be?
Here's a link to the source: explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/1190:_Time/Pictures
Aug
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comment What kind of tree could this be?
I think these are two species.
Aug
14
accepted How do some plants grow in salt water, while others die?
Aug
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revised How do some plants grow in salt water, while others die?
added 14 characters in body
Aug
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comment are sperms considered living
@Chris The individual cells are alive, as together they form a living organism. Now, a single-celled organism that cannot reproduce I wouldn't define as living. It always helps me to have something concrete, and you have to draw the line somewhere.
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comment are sperms considered living
@AlanBoyd It is like spaying a cat, then calling it dead, because it cannot reproduce. That isn't it's natural state, just like two male humans isn't a natural state for the global human population.
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comment are sperms considered living
@AlanBoyd That isn't correct. There need to be both male and female humans in a population, therefore two males do not equal a proper population, they are alive, but disabled.
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comment are sperms considered living
@AlanBoyd I believe user137 was referring to groups, rather than individuals. People in general can reproduce on their own.