Monthly Archives: April 2011

Maine Surf, Sand, and Peeps

Yes Virginia, there are some sandy beaches in Maine.  Although these sand beaches may not be well known to non-State-of-Mainers, I suspect that they are well known among the “peep” community. I have a reasonable guess as to the identity of these birds, and I’m probably in error to refer to them as peeps. Maybe... Continue reading »
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Estimating the Number of Leaves on a Tree

How many leaves are on this tree? If you have ever wondered about this with a tree of your own acquaintance, here is at least one way to make a ball park estimate. How many leaves does it take to cover the ground with a layer of leaves one leaf thick? The answer to this... Continue reading »