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Diving Into a 50-Ton Passion Former Banker Now Dedicated to Whale Conservation, Videography By Alysa Poindexter Dan Knaub may seem like an ordinary guy from Central Pennsylvania, but underneath that cap and behind that cheery disposition is a man with an extraordinary job as a marine biologist, videographer, and activist birthed from a fascination with some of the largest creatures on Earth: 50-ton whales. From full-time banker to full-time founder and president of the Whale Video Company—amongst many other notable titles—Knaub’s zeal for whales has allowed him to take a dive into a thriving career centered on these gigantic yet mysterious ocean dwellers. He has created more than 50 programs on humpback whales used by some of the nation’s largest whale nonprofit organizations, including the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and the Cetacean Society International (CSI). It was Knaub’s first deployment trip to Vietnam in 1959—only days after officially gracing adulthood—that he had his first whale encounter. “I was 18 years and 2 days,” said Knaub. “I figured it was a great time to see some things and do some things before I went to college.” He had no idea that some of those “things” would include witnessing a pod of sperm whales between San Francisco and Hawaii on a journey that please see PASSION page 22 Dan Knaub has spent many hours on the open water over the course of hundreds of whale-watching trips.


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Book Review

Three Under a Tree By John Kildea

t couldn’t have been a more beautiful spring day ‌ There we were, the three of us, sittin’ side by side on a grassy knoll, our backs up against a big old oak tree, mouth ajar and eyes wide open. Having met only hours before, we were strangers, it was true, but nonetheless, quite relaxed, chatting as if we’d known each other for years.� From the creative mind of John Kildea, Three Under a Tree takes readers into the minds of the last soldier killed in the Civil War and the last American soldiers killed in World War I and Vietnam as they attempt to uncover what


has brought them together. The entire book is a perfect blend of historical fact and inventive fiction. Each chapter brings the reader closer to unveiling the secrets that truly link the men together through seemingly authentic conversation. It is thoroughly engrossing as Kildea provides readers with a closer look into the lives

of the men who have fought to protect our country. They relate to one another by sharing personal stories before and during their military careers, despite being from different time periods. Kildea provides a voice to the soldiers of the past through humbling perspectives on topics that are still relevant today. Autographed copies of the book are available

directly from the author by sending a check or money order for $25 to John Kildea, 3715 Village Road, Dover, PA 17315. About the Author John Kildea worked almost 45 years as an operating room nurse and spent 23 of those years in the United States Army Nurse Corps. The retired Dover, Pa., resident is the author of many articles in nursing and medical journals. In 2006, he published his first book, No Names, No Faces, No Pain: A Voice from Vietnam, a memoir of his time as an operatingroom nurse in Vietnam.

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Serving Wounded Warriors and Survivors of Fallen Heroes By Doris Brookens t’s an American tradition to pay tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces each Memorial Day— especially honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. If you are a military service member who was wounded and needs to apply for disability benefits, it’s important to know that you will receive expedited processing. Our wounded warriors initiative is for military service members who become disabled while on active duty on or after Oct. 1, 2001, regardless


of where the disability occurs. Depending on the situation, some family members of military personnel, including dependent children and, in some cases, spouses, may be able to receive benefits. Learn more about it at wounded warriors. Did you know that May is also National Military Appreciation Month? Even more reason to let members of our military know how much we value what they do for us and

our nation. To learn more about the Social Security benefits for those who have served in the military, read the publication Military Service and Social Security. You can find it online at www.socialsecurity. gov/pubs/10017.html; send an email to; or call (800) 772-1213 (TTY (800)325-0778) to ask for a free copy to be mailed to you.

Memorial Day is also a good time to remind families of fallen military heroes that we may be able to pay Social Security survivors benefits. If the person you depended on for income has died, you should apply for survivors benefits. Learn more about Social Security survivors benefits at www.socialsecurity. gov/pgm/survivors.htm. The men and women of the Armed Forces serve us each and every day. At Social Security, we’re here to serve them too. Doris Brookens is the Social Security office manager in Harrisburg.

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York Area Housing Group (717) 846-5139 Insurance – Long-Term Care Apprise Insurance Counseling (717) 771-9610 or (800) 632-9073 Monuments Baughman Memorial Works, Inc. (717) 292-2621

CONTACT Helpline (717) 652-4400 Elmwood Endoscopy Center PC (717) 718-7220 The National Kidney Foundation (800) 697-7007 or (717) 757-0604 Social Security Information (800) 772-1213 Healthcare Information PA HealthCare Cost Containment (717) 232-6787 Home Care Services Visiting Angels (717) 751-2488

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Old Country Buffet (717) 846-6330 Retirement Communities Country Meadows of Leader Heights (717) 741-5118 Country Meadows of York (717) 764-1190 Services York County Area Agency on Aging (800) 632-9073

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Dr. Lori ave you ever spent a Saturday morning going to yard sales? The signs are all around you, but you don’t want to drive around aimlessly or waste money buying junk. Whether you are buying or selling, here are some tips for making the most of your time in the yard.


Don’t Forget the Cash Yard sales are not like a quick trip to the convenience store. You will need more than just your keys, cell phone, and credit card. You need coins and small bills in order to take home the best from a yard sale. Don’t ask a yard sale seller to break a $50 bill; it could be the end of your negotiations. Don’t Sell Everything Some things aren’t supposed to be sold on the front lawn. Don’t sell original art or jewelry at yard sales. There are not enough people shopping at a local yard sale to attract high prices. Yard sales are not the place to get big bucks for your heirlooms.


A few solemn thoughts to ponder and share this Memorial Day:

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Don’t Buy Damage Condition is a key to value. If you pick up a tattered linen from a yard sale, thinking that it is some fabulous antique Amish quilt, you are probably paying hard-earned money for the same rag that you might use to wax the car. Someone else’s tattered piece isn’t automatically a wonderful antique. Don’t fantasize about a yard sale find. If it is in poor condition, leave it on the lawn.

Don’t Buy Parts I always say that buying parts is for auto mechanics, not yard sale shoppers. Don’t buy incomplete sets or games with missing pieces. Buy complete games in their original boxes whenever possible. Instruction booklets increase value by 15 percent. Don’t Let it Go Until You Know … What it’s Worth! As an antiques appraiser with a PhD and decades of market experience, I know that most hosts don’t bother to find out what their objects are worth before they schlep them from the attic out to the front lawn. Do your homework and you can go home with some great stuff from your neighbors’ yard sale. PhD antiques appraiser, author, awardwinning TV personality, Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events nationwide. Dr. Lori is the star appraiser on the hit TV show Auction Kings on Discovery channel, airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Visit,, or call (888) 431-1010.

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Don’t Get Up Early! I have made it a lifelong rule that there is no good reason, other than a house fire, to get up before 8 a.m. Don’t get up at the crack of dawn to try to beat everyone to a yard sale. You won’t miss a thing. In fact, you can get the best prices around lunchtime as most yard sale hosts are ready to call it quits. By noon, sellers are exhausted, and they don’t care what you pay for that Wedgewood cachet pot as long as you take it with you. It is a great time to negotiate or even get stuff for free.

thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did.” – Benjamin Harrison

“Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” – Daniel Webster “Perform, then, this one act of remembrance before this day passes: Remember there is an army of defense and advance that never dies and never surrenders, but is increasingly recruited from the eternal sources of the American spirit and from the generations of American youth.” – W.J. Cameron

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“I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous,

“These heroes are dead. They died for liberty—they died for us. They are at rest. They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless place of rest. Earth may run red with other wars—they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

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Salute to a Veteran

He Spent 93 Days as an Evadee Behind Enemy Lines Robert D. Wilcox n Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese carrier planes, without warning, dropped the bombs on Pearl Harbor that were to involve the United States in the largest war the world had ever seen. Two days later, Donald B. Wren went to the recruiting station in Chicago to enlist. He says he’ll never forget that day. The freezing-cold wind blew strongly down the several-block-long line of men waiting to enlist. Then, for Wren, it was off to Santa Ana, Calif., on a troop train for basic training. For many of them, who had never been farther than Chicago, that was a life-changing experience. And after five days and nights, they arrived at Santa Ana. After much training, Wren was chosen on May 19, 1942, to become an aviation cadet. That was followed by months of flying training, after which he won his


wings as a pilot and was assigned a crew back, and sent off on the long flight to of five other men and shipped to Europe via South America; Ascension Baltimore, where he Island, a tiny dot halfway picked up a brand-new Bacross the Atlantic; Africa; 26 Marauder twin-engine and finally to England, bomber from the factory. where they were assigned The B-26 was already to the 554th Bomb Squadron, 386th Bomb called the “Widowmaker” Group. due to its high rate of There Wren was to fly accidents during takeoff 97 combat hours on 29 and landings. It had to be combat missions, flown at exact airspeeds, participating in the particularly on final Normandy and Air approach and when one Offensive European engine was out. Its usual campaigns. Many of those approach airspeed of 150 Captain Donald B. Wren in missions were knocking miles per hour then had to 1950. out bridges in preparation be strictly maintained or it for the D-Day invasion. would stall out and crash. Did his crew suffer any casualties? Wren and his new crew then flew to “Yes,” he says quietly, “we sure did. Miami. The next day was Christmas, My co-pilot was killed, our bombardier when they were awakened at 6 a.m., suffered flak damage to his right eye and given a bag of oranges and a pat on the

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was removed from the crew, our flight engineer ‘went to pieces’ and was grounded, and a flak burst below the belly of the plane put enough metal in our waist gunner’s butt to land him in the hospital. “Then, on my 29th mission, on May 31, 1943, we were shot down and had to bail out over France. My radio operator and I had had ‘double E’ training (escape and evasion), so we made it to the trees, where I spent the next 13 days hiding out in the countryside under fir trees whose branches swept the ground, in hedgerows, and in haystacks. “Food consisted of the carrots, green beans, peas, and radishes that could be ‘liberated’ at night from local gardens, but my weight went down to 137 pounds. “I awakened one morning with a French milkmaid standing over me. She turned out to have family in the French

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underground, so she ran off to get her the underground when some German father. And from then on, the officers came in and shook hands all underground took care of me.” around. “I just shook hands and Wren buried his uniform clothes and grinned,” he says, “and my rescuers got was given appropriate civilian clothes, a me out of the place quickly.” French beret, a work card, and even After 93 days behind enemy lines, the wooden-soled shoes. The only thing he Allied troops went by, and Wren was safe kept was his dog tags. He and other at last. He met up with his radio evadees were transferred from one operator, and they got an old German farmhouse to another. Once, after motorcycle operating again. They drove spending 30 from one days in one American camp room, alone to another, with nothing gathering up to occupy his food supplies time or that they could mind, he take to the climbed out people who of a window had cared for and was on them. his own. They finally While reached an walking American Don and Mariann Wren in Lancaster in 2009. down a dirt airfield, and a path, he flight took heard a motorcycle with two Germans them back to England. Since they had aboard approaching. There was no time been behind the lines, they were to hide, so he kept walking. The promptly flown to the U.S. for motorcycle stopped in front of him, and intelligence debriefing. the Germans looked him up and down. Later, he was a flight instructor and “I felt sure that they could read a sign saw combat in Korea and Vietnam. on my chest saying, ‘I am an American,’” “But that,” he says, “is another story.” he says. “They asked the way to a nearby Wren retired from the Air Force as a town. I couldn’t understand more than colonel in 1976, and later he and his the name of the town and had no idea wife, Mariann, came to Central where it lay, but I kept my mouth shut Pennsylvania to enjoy life in a retirement and pointed straight ahead. When they community, never far from thinking of left, I scampered back to the room I had the hazards he faced as a B-26 pilot in left. Somehow, the room no longer Europe in our nation’s greatest war. seemed boring or confining.” Colonel Wilcox flew a B-17 bomber in There were other close scrapes. Once Europe in WWII. he was eating in a small restaurant with

Older Drivers Self-Police Nearly 90 percent of senior drivers say it’s important to them to keep driving— and they will do what it takes to stay safe, according to a recent survey by the American Automobile Association (AAA). Helping to dispel the all-too-common myth that seniors are dangerous drivers, AAA’s survey indicates that motorists age 65 and older often “self-police” their driving or avoid driving situations that put them at greater risk of a crash. In fact, 80 percent of senior drivers voluntarily avoid one or more high-risk driving situations. More than half (61 percent) of these drivers avoid driving in bad weather; 50 percent avoid night driving; 42 percent avert trips in heavy traffic; and 37 percent avoid unfamiliar roads. “By 2020—just eight years from now—it’s estimated that nearly one in

six people will be age 65 or older and most of them will still be licensed to drive,” said AAA President and CEO Robert L. Darbelnet. “No matter how active and healthy seniors are today, it’s evident that anxiety about giving up the keys is still an age-old concern.” Pennsylvania ranks fourth highest in the nation for traffic fatalities where a 65+ driver was involved. There were 265 fatalities in Pennsylvania crashes that involved senior drivers in 2010. Pennsylvania has about 1.6 million drivers who are 65 and older—about 18 percent of the state’s total number of licensed drivers. The top 10 states for fatalities involving a driver 65 or older are (in order of most to least): Florida, Texas, California, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, New York, Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee.

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Need Help with Spring Chores? Will mowing be too much of a chore this spring when your brown lawn turns green again? If so, why not let a teenager help and become your friend along the way? The Rent-A-Kid Program, sponsored


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by the York County Area Agency on Aging, is a program that connects senior citizens and teenagers. For past 30 years, kids have been helping and learning from older adults through this program. It gives individual

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My 22 Cents’ Worth

Should Seniors Get Discounts? Walt Sonneville


hy should seniors get discounts? The practice of senior discounts is widespread. They are offered, for example, at fast-food establishments, museums, movie theaters, Amtrak, Southwest and United airlines, Disneyland, some colleges and universities, and, thanks to the “Golden Age Passport,” seniors receive free entry into national parks. From mid-life through the “Golden Age,” median income declines as we get older. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that in 2007 the median income of households headed by a person 45 to 54 years old was $65,476. Median income for householders 55 to 64 years old declined to $57,386. For those 65 years and older, it fell to $28,305. But don’t seniors have offsetting “compensation” through paid-up

mortgages and minimal clothing and transportation expenses? They do, but they also have higher healthcare expenses. The average annual expenditure for healthcare in the period 2005-2007, according to the Census Bureau, rose from $2,792 for individuals 45 to 54 years of age to $4,967 for those 65 to 74 years of age (prescription and nonprescription drugs are included). Poverty knows no age distinction, so why not allow discounts to others? It happens that discounts are offered to easily recognizable groups—for example, the military, children accompanying their

parents for lodging and meals (“kids eat free”), and the aged. Senior discounts can create an awkward moment when patrons are offered a discount at the cash register but hesitate to admit they are in their senior years. They would hope to be carded when purchasing alcoholic beverages— an unlikely event—or asked if the adult daughter “is your sister?” Deference is extended to seniors in considerations other than discounts offered by retailers. Some electric utilities will suspend turning off power to seniors with past-due accounts during extremely hot or cold periods. The IRS and AARP

have programs to assist low-income seniors in tax preparation. Meals on Wheels provides food to seniors with limited mobility. Interestingly, that organization, in its 2008 study, found that “seniors age 80 and over were less likely to be food insecure compared to 60- to 64-yearolds.” One program that does not discriminate by age is Medicare. It provides benefits to needy children, disabled individuals, and low-income seniors. Walt Sonneville, a retired market-research analyst, is the author of My 22 Cents’ Worth: The Higher-Valued Opinion of a Senior Citizen, a book of personal-opinion essays, free of partisan and sectarian viewpoints. A Musing Moment: Meditative Essays on Life and Learning was released in January 2012. Contact him at

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This Month in History: May Events • May 9, 1862 – During the American Civil War, General David Hunter, Union commander of the Department of the South, issued orders freeing the slaves in South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia without congressional or presidential approval. The orders were countermanded by President Abraham Lincoln 10 days later. • May 14, 1804 – Meriwether Lewis and William Clark departed St. Louis on their expedition to explore the Northwest. They arrived at the Pacific coast of Oregon in November of 1805 and returned to St. Louis in September of 1806, completing a journey of about 6,000 miles. • May 31, 1889 – More than 2,300 people were killed in the Johnstown flood in Pennsylvania. Heavy rains throughout May caused the Conemaugh River Dam to burst, sending a 75foot-tall wall of water pouring down upon the city.

Birthdays • May 1 – American labor leader Mary “Mother” Jones (1830-1930) was born in County Cork, Ireland. She endured misfortune early in life as her husband and four children died during the yellow fever epidemic of 1867. She also lost all of her belongings in the Chicago Fire of 1871. She then devoted herself to organizing and advancing the cause of labor, using the slogan, “Join the union, boys!” She also sought to prohibit child labor. She remained active until the very end, giving her last speech on her 100th birthday. • May 8 – International Red Cross founder and Nobel Prize winner Henri Dunant (1828-1910) was born in Geneva, Switzerland. He was also a founder of the YMCA and organized the Geneva Conventions of 1863 and 1864. • May 19 – African-American playwright Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) was born in Chicago, Ill. She is best known for A Raisin in the Sun (1959) a play dealing with prejudice and black pride. The play was the first stage production written by a black woman to appear on Broadway. She died of cancer at the age of 34. A book of her writings, entitled To Be Young, Gifted, and Black, was published posthumously.


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Easy Vegetable Frittata By Pat Sinclair As summer approaches, I’m always looking for nutritious recipes that require little effort. An Italian frittata is a complete meal the way I prepare it. Fresh asparagus celebrates spring and abundant zucchini heralds the end of the season. Try topping it with sliced tomatoes before adding the cheese. There are endless variations, and it’s a great way to use up small amounts of leftover vegetables. Eggs provide healthy protein, and you can replace two eggs with egg substitute or egg whites if you are limiting cholesterol. Not all frittatas contain potatoes, but adding them makes the meal more substantial. Just add some fresh fruit and dinner’s ready! Makes 2 servings 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup diced red pepper 1 1/2 cups refrigerated hash browns or frozen shredded hash browns, thawed 8 spears asparagus, cut into 2- to 3-inch pieces 1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves 1 clove garlic, minced 4 eggs 1/4 cup milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Hot pepper sauce, if desired 1/2 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese or cheddar cheese Heat the butter and olive oil in a 9-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and red pepper and cook two to three minutes or until softened. Add the potatoes and cook about five minutes or until the potatoes begin to brown. Add asparagus and continue cooking about three minutes until bright green. Add the spinach and garlic and cover. Cook one minute until the spinach is wilted. Beat the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and a few drops hot pepper sauce in a medium bowl until smooth. Pour over potatoes. Cook five to eight minutes, lifting edges and allowing uncooked egg to flow underneath. Heat the broiler. Sprinkle frittata with cheese and broil two to four minutes or until center is set. Cut into four wedges to serve. Tip: For variations, include experiment with fresh vegetables. When I use zucchini, I chop it and cook it with the onion. For leftover vegetables, add them with the spinach.

Cook’s Note: I use a lot of hard-cooked eggs to make egg salad sandwiches or as a convenient healthy snack high in protein. Remove eggs from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before cooking to avoid cracking. Place in a medium saucepan and add enough cold water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil. When water is boiling, remove the pan from the heat and cover. Let stand 15 to 17 minutes. (I use 17 minutes, but most sources say 15 minutes.) Drain the water and crack the shells. Peel while still warm and refrigerate until needed, but no more than three days. Copyright by Pat Sinclair. Pat Sinclair announces the publication of her second cookbook, Scandinavian Classic Baking (Pelican Publishing), in February 2011. This book has a color photo of every recipe. Her first cookbook, Baking Basics and Beyond (Surrey Books), won the 2007 Cordon d’Or from the Culinary Arts Academy. Contact her at

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month Trust Your Hearing to the Care of a Physician York Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Associates has been a mainstay of the York County medical community since 1966. The office has grown to include four full-time physicians and four fulltime audiologists. The physicians treat a broad range of medical problems, including sinus and nasal problems, dizziness and vertigo, snoring and sleep apnea, thyroid disorders, head and neck cancer, reflux, seasonal allergies, ear disorders, and, of course, hearing loss. The physician and audiologist team at York ENT Associates can properly evaluate your specific hearing loss and determine a treatment that is best for you. No two people are exactly alike; each patient has different degrees of hearing loss as well as different communication needs. York ENT recognizes the danger

of a one-size-fits-all approach to hearing healthcare. That’s why we offer consumer-specific hearing aids based upon the wants and needs of the patient. Also, deciding when you are personally ready for hearing aids is a decision reserved for the patient and their family members. The staff of York ENT does not believe in pressuring anyone into a decision that you are not ready to make. York ENT offers the full range of the latest digital hearing aid technology at significantly lower prices than you will find at a hearing aid dealership; plus, you will receive the care of a physician at your visit. If you are noticing a hearing loss and are ready to explore your options, please contact our office to schedule a visit. Your first visit to our office will include a hearing test and a discussion of the results of the test with a

physician. If the physician determines that you are a candidate for hearing aids, you will then have a consultation with the university-trained audiologist to discuss what type of aid will best fit your needs. After the patient makes the decision to purchase hearing aids, they are encouraged to come back to the office for follow-up services. All aids come with a 30-day trial period, a one-year loss and damage warranty, and a two-year warranty for repairs. We are always available, by appointment, for reprogramming and cleanings. There is always a doctor and audiologist in the office should there be problems with your ear health or changes in your hearing. Call York ENT Associates today at (717) 843-9089 and let the staff know

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Preventive Measures


At the end of one of those days That you wish you had not Gotten-out-of-bed days … The only way to redeem it Is to walk out On the back porch deck, Lift your eyes to the sky And watch the old lake Go gray in the twilight. Written and submitted by Linda Amos

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Asparagus Tips – Grab a Spear, My Dear Wendell Fowler s the brown-gray mood of winter melts, giving way to warmer temperatures, crocus, and pudgy, chirping robins, nature’s ultimate finger, asparagus, begins poking its purple tips through the warm soil. I’ll never forget Mom cautioning my brothers and me as we ran through the family garden using asparagus spears as swords in our swashbuckling fantasy. “Don’t run while you have asparagus in your hands. You’ll poke someone’s eye out! This low-calorie, luxurious member of the lily family was historically reserved for royalty and rulers and is derived from the Greek word asparago, meaning to “sprout” or “shoot up.” History tells us that Roman emperors were so fond of asparagus that they kept a special fleet of ships solely to fetch it. Ancient Romans hoarded it, since they believed asparagus spears cured all ailments, which is evidence of man’s recognition of food as medicine. Ancient Chinese herbalists have used asparagus root for centuries. The edible young shoots are one of the most nutritional, well-balanced veggies.


• 5 ounces provides 60 percent of the recommended daily allowance for folacin—required for blood-cell formation growth and the prevention of liver disease, cervical cancer, colon and rectal cancer, and heart disease. • Asparagus contains potassium, which helps regulate the electrolyte balance within cells and helps maintain normal heart function and blood pressure. • It contains fiber, thiamin, and B6 and is one of the richest sources of rutin, which strengthens capillary walls.


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• Asparagus is especially rich in the antioxidant nutrients vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E. • Asparagus is a diuretic and a laxative; for those who are sedentary and suffer from gravel, it’s been found beneficial,

as well as in cases of dropsy. • Asparagus contains steroids that mimic pheromones, which purportedly make you attractive to lovers. This generous gift of the universe contains more glutathione than other produce. It assists cells in breaking down toxic peroxide and other oxygen-rich compounds, preventing them from destroying DNA. Glutathione repairs damaged DNA, stimulates immune function, recycles vitamins C and E back to their active forms, and removes toxins. In 1991, an Italian researcher reported a compound found in asparagus that had shown some antiviral activity in test-tube studies. The root contains compounds called steroidal glycosides, which may have anti-inflammatory properties to ease the pain of arthritic-related conditions. Without getting busted by the grocery cops, bend a stalk and select a bunch that is firm with tightly closed buds. The thickness of the stalks makes no difference. The color should be bright green with subtle purple hints. Discoloration and fading can guarantee it’s old. After cooking, if your asparagus has gone limp, you’ve blown it. All of asparagus’s delicious cosmic healing qualities are ruined by cooking too long; raw is best. Steam it for one minute. Pay attention; over-cooking deserves a good flogging. “As quick as cooking asparagus” was a Roman saying, meaning something had to be accomplished rapidly. To steam: Place washed, whole, trimmed asparagus on a steamer rack over rapidly boiling water. Cover and begin timing. Serving suggestions: • Try asparagus with minced, fresh garlic and lemon juice squeezed over the top. • Chop it up raw and toss it into a salad. • Drizzle it with soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, and chopped green onions.

• Yogurt, low-fat mayonnaise, or non-fat sour cream are easy toppings. • Complement asparagus with a glass of Chenin Blanc, Fume Blanc, or French Colombard. • Chives, chervil, parsley, savory, and tarragon infused with olive oil are delicious poured over asparagus.

foul. This is caused by the sulfur and methanethiol compounds in the splendid spring vegetable. Not a good-enough reason to avoid this honorable rite of spring. Just don’t poke someone’s eye out. Chef Wendell is an inspirational food literacy speaker and author of Earth Suit Maintenance Manual. To order a signed copy of his food essays and tasty recipes, contact him at or

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Robert Fallon, Eleanor Krick, and Beverly Grove have been named Volunteers of the Month by the York County Area Agency on Aging for their ongoing service and dedication to the agency and York County’s older adults. Retired from the Social Security Administration, York city resident Bob Fallon understands the need to help and educate people, which he does as an Agency on Aging financial counselor. He volunteers for other organizations, too. As an APPRISE volunteer, Eleanor Krick of Hopewell Township has seen the need to help people with their

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The Search for Our Ancestry

Changes to FamilySearch Angelo Coniglio he Church of Latter-Day Saints’ free site FamilySearch (now at is a valuable resource for genealogical researchers. It is undergoing design changes that are almost complete. The old site, in many ways more user friendly, is now at asp. As explained on the old site, most of the records and indexes on that site have been added to the new one, and other features of the old website have been or will be moved in coming weeks. Unless I state differently here, I refer to the new site. It permits, but doesn’t require, free registration with a username, password, and email address. However, registration is required for a very important feature on the new site. LDS work goes on continuously to digitally index records and make them


available online, but still, many are available only on microfilms (reels of miniaturized photocopies of records) or microfiche (small, flat sheets of miniaturized images). A widely used service of the LDS church is the rental of these microfilms/fiche containing varied historical records: land dealings; civil birth, marriage, and death records; and church baptisms, etc., from widespread sources. At the new site, you’ll see a page with the main heading “Discover Your Family History.” Select the link “Catalog” just below the title. Click the drop-down tab

for “Search” and select one of the options: Place-names, Titles, etc. I’ll give an example, searching for records from Columbia, Pa. Select “Placenames” and type “Columbia” in the form. As you start to type, a list of possible matches will appear. Here I find trouble with the new site, because the town of Columbia, Pa., won’t appear as a choice unless you type “Lancaster, Columbia.” On the old site, as soon as you searched for “Columbia,” it would give a list of all Columbias with records, from which you could choose

“Pennsylvania, Lancaster, Columbia.” It may sound trivial, but when searching for records from a foreign town, you may not know the name or correct spelling of that town’s region, county, or province. FamilySearch would do well to upgrade the site with a more inclusive search engine. Be advised: When searching by place-name, enter the state, county, or province, if known, and then the name of the town. Anyway, once you click on “Search” for “Pennsylvania, Lancaster, Columbia,” a list of microfilms/fiche will appear. Clicking on “Church Records,” for example, gives a list of such records. Selecting one—say, Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; parish registers, 1881-1935—gives a page describing available records and the film number they are on (in this case, film 1723649).

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Often the records are available online at the FamilySearch site, and a link will direct you to them. If not, go to or contact your closest Family History Center (FHC) to determine if the film is there. If the film you want is not on hand, it can be ordered for viewing at an FHC. A change in procedures at most FHCs now requires microfilms/fiche to be ordered online. They’re no longer to be ordered and paid for in person at the FHCs. You need a working email account and must be willing to pay for film rentals by credit card or by using the online PayPal system. Online ordering requires registration. Go to FamilySearch and, in the upper right-hand corner, click on “Sign In.” If you’re not yet registered, this will take you to a page that has a button entitled “Create New Account.” Click there and select “FamilySearch Account” for the general public or “LDS FamilySearch Account” for LDS church members. Fill in the information blocks and then click “Register.” You’ll be directed to open your email to complete the registration. Once registered, to order a film, go to You’ll see a page headed “Online Film Ordering” where you can sign in. You must assure that the film is delivered to your “default” FHC, the center where you wish to research the film. On the

right is a little “house” icon (for “Home”). Click there, and follow directions to select a default FHC. Select the FHC and return to the film-ordering page. Enter the desired film number and click the “Search” button. If the film is already available at your FHC, you will be so informed. If not, you can order it for a short term (60 days) for $7.50 or as extended loan (indefinite) for $18.75. Then proceed as in a typical online purchase. You will be given an order number and will receive emails telling you the progress of your order and when it has arrived at your FHC. Once there, it will be filed numerically by film number. Make a note of that so that you can locate the film in the FHC’s files. If the film is short term, it will have a due date associated with it. The patron who ordered the film, as well as others who may use it, must recognize that if the film is not renewed online before that date, it may be returned without further notification. Angelo Coniglio encourages readers to contact him by writing to 438 Maynard Drive, Amherst, NY 14226; by email at; or by visiting Tips.htm. His new historical fiction novel, The Lady of the Wheel, is available through


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They Led Three Lives W.E. Reinka n early 1950s television, Richard Carlson starred in I Led Three Lives. Each episode started with a dramatic voiceover: “This is the fantastically true story of the Herbert A. Philbrick, who, for nine frightening years, did lead three


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average citizen and housewife or average Hollywood she is remembered as much citizen and pipe fitter. for turning down what became Ingrid It may be a stretch to call celebrities Bergman roles in Gaslight and Casablanca average citizens, but if we do, several as for starring in such pictures as Samson from past and present have led three and Delilah and The Strange Woman. But the woman Louis B. Mayer once lives, just like Herbert A. Philbrick. called “the most beautiful girl in the Take Dorothy Rodgers, wife of world” was not just another pretty face. composer Richard Rodgers, who always Back in 1942, Lamarr shared a patent for fought being summarized as “wife and a “secret communication system” that was mother.” She wrote books on home decorating and invented a toilet cleaning designed as a guidance device for U.S. “jonny mop,” which she sold to Johnson torpedoes. The invention, based on “frequency hopping,” was so far ahead of & Johnson. its time that the military couldn’t use it Jamie Leigh Curtis, daughter of Janet until the 1960s. In Leigh and Tony today’s digital age, Curtis, and a movie it helps keep cell star in her own phone calls secure. right, holds the Even ardent patent on a baseball fans may disposable diaper have trouble that comes with a recalling moistened baby journeyman wipe attached. catcher Moe Berg. New Yorker A defensive writer Ian Frazier PHOTO: DAVE BONTA specialist, Berg got often writes about Fred Waring exhibit at Penn State. in just 662 bigfishing, but his league games patent is for a different kind of pole—one that removes during 15 seasons in the 1920s and ’30s. Berg’s I.Q. might have been higher debris stuck in trees. than his batting average. He graduated Ever yearn to write, but say you from Princeton with honors, and then haven’t the time? Draw inspiration from Edward Streeter. Streeter retired from his earned a law degree from Columbia while 37-year banking career in 1956, a couple playing big-league ball. Players used to joke, “Moe Berg can speak seven of years after his novel, Mr. Hobbs’ languages, but he can’t hit in any of Vacation, hit the bookstores. Later it was them.” transformed into a hit movie starring One of those languages was Japanese, Jimmy Stewart and Maureen O’Hara. which might explain how a ball player But Streeter already knew about Hollywood. You see, back in the ’40s, he who hit only three homeruns in his first 10 seasons got selected, along with bona made time to write Father of the Bride despite his daily commute to New York’s fide stars like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, for a 1934 traveling all-star team that Fifth Avenue Bank. visited Japan. Berg charmed his hosts into Anyone with more LPs than CDs letting him take home movies from the remembers the choral harmony of Fred top of Tokyo’s tallest building, movies Waring and His Pennsylvanians. Waring some say were used to plan Jimmy played in orchestras to put himself Doolittle’s Tokyo bombing raid. through Penn State, where he studied Once America entered World War II, architectural engineering, not music. His engineering knowledge stood him Berg’s fluent German led to missions for the Office of Strategic Services, in good stead as he helped work out the predecessor to today’s CIA. One of his kinks in another inventor’s basic blender greatest spy triumphs was discovering that design. Voila! The Waring Blender was Nazi Germany’s nuclear research lagged born. behind the American atomic efforts. Hedy Lamarr shocked European In any language, Moe Berg would have movie-goers by skinny dipping in the made Herbert A. Philbrick proud. 1933 Austrian-Czech film Ecstasy. In

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York County Senior Games Return – With Some Changes As the county’s over-50 athletes prepare to gather for camaraderie and friendly competition at the 2012 York County Senior Games, they have a few changes to keep in mind this time around. Organized by the York County Area Agency on Aging and the Senior Games Planning Committee, with a membership of community and business volunteers, the 11th annual games will be held June 18 to 23. Unlike previous years, however, the majority of the 2012 events will be held at Central York High School, with the exception of seven events: billiards, bowling, mini golf, 9-hole golf, horseshoes, trap shooting, and target shooting. These events will be held at other community locations. Plus, the opening ceremony is moving to the first day of events this year and will be held on Monday, June 18, at 8:30 a.m. The Senior Games registration area will be open at Central York High School beginning at 9 a.m. on June 18 and will remain open every day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through June 23. Participants can pick up their participant bag, including their Senior Games t-shirt, and register for additional events at this area.

Monday, June 18 All events at Central York High School (except billiards). Bocce 10 a.m. – Ages 80+ 10:30 a.m. – Ages 75-79 1 p.m. – Ages 60-69 2:30 p.m. – Ages 70-74 3:30 p.m. – Ages 50-59 Wii Golf – Compete in this event anytime between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Croquet 10 a.m. – Ages 60-69 11 a.m. – Ages 80+ Noon – Ages 70-74 1 p.m. – Ages 50-59 2 p.m. – Ages 75-79 Ladder Golf – Compete in this event anytime between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Washers – Compete in this event anytime between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Billiards – 5 p.m. Cobblestone’s Restaurant and Sports Emporium, 205 S. George St., York

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Wii Bowling – Compete in this event anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Event also offered on Saturday, June 23—choose one day. Shuffleboard 8 a.m. – ages 50-59 and 80+ 9:30 a.m. – ages 60-69 1 p.m. – ages 70-79 UNO – 9:30 a.m. Hearts – 1 p.m.

Darts – Compete in this event anytime between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event also offered on Saturday, June 23—choose one day. 500 – 9:30 a.m. Swimming 11 a.m. – Warm-up 11:30 a.m. – Freestyle, 50-yard Noon – Backstroke, 50-yard 12:30 p.m. – Breaststroke, 50-yard 1 p.m. – Freestyle, 100-yard 1:30 p.m. – Backstroke, 100-yard 2 p.m. – Breaststroke, 100-yard 2:30 p.m. – Individual medley Dominoes – 1 p.m. Basketball Hoops: Foul Shooting and Hot Shot – Compete in these events anytime between 3 and 5 p.m. Event also offered on Saturday, June 23—choose one day. Saturday, June 23 (All events at Central York High School.) Basketball Hoops: Foul Shooting and Hot Shot – Compete in these events anytime between 8 and 11 a.m. Event also offered Friday, June 22, from 3 to 5 p.m.—choose one day. Running Events 8 a.m. – 5K 9 a.m. – 50-meter (age 75+ only) 9:30 a.m. – 100-meter 10:30 a.m. – 4x100 relay 11 a.m. – 400-meter 11:30 a.m. – Sprint Medley Noon – 600-meter Pinochle – 9 a.m. Table Tennis – 9 a.m. Soccer Kick – Compete in this event between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wii Bowling – Compete in this event anytime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Event also offered on Friday, June 22— choose one day.

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Friday, June 22 (All events at Central York High School.) Football, Softball, and Frisbee Throws – Compete in these events anytime between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (from 9 to 10 a.m. one line will be dedicated to triathlon participants only).

Darts – Compete in this event anytime between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Event also offered on Friday, June 22—choose one day. Men’s 3-on-3 Basketball – 12:30 p.m., team selection; 1 p.m., tournament begins Poker – 1 p.m.


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Calendar of Events York County Department of Parks and Recreation

Senior Center Activities

Pre-registration is required for these programs. To register or find out more about these activities or any additional scheduled activities, call (717) 428-1961.

Delta Area Senior Center, Inc. – (717) 456-5753 Eastern Area Senior Center, Inc. – (717) 252-1641

May 13, 2:30 to 4 p.m. – Mother’s Day Nature Walk, Nixon Park

May 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Native Plant Fest, Pleasant Acres Complex

Golden Visions Senior Community Center (717) 633-5072

York County Library Programs

Heritage Senior Center, Inc. – (717) 292-7471

Arthur Hufnagel Public Library of Glen Rock, 32 Main St., Glen Rock, (717) 235-1127

Northeastern Senior Community Center (717) 266-1400

May 18, 6 to 9 p.m. – Family Fishing Program, Kain Park

Collinsville Community Library, 2632 Delta Road, Brogue, (717) 927-9014 Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. – Purls of Brogue Knitting Club Dillsburg Area Public Library, 17 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg, (717) 432-5613 Dover Area Community Library, 3700-3 Davidsburg Road, Dover, (717) 292-6814 Glatfelter Memorial Library, 101 Glenview Road, Spring Grove, (717) 225-3220

Red Land Senior Citizen Center (717) 938-4649 South Central Senior Community Center (717) 235-6060 Weekdays, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Wii Games Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – Blanket Knotting Project Thursdays, 10 a.m. – Senior Bowling League

Guthrie Memorial Library, 2 Library Place, Hanover, (717) 632-5183 Kaltreider-Benfer Library, 147 S. Charles St., Red Lion, (717) 244-2032 Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center, 66 Walnut Springs Road, Hellam, (717) 252-4080 Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York, (717) 846-5300 Mason-Dixon Public Library, 250 Bailey Drive, Stewartstown, (717) 993-2404 Paul Smith Library of Southern York County, 80 Constitution Ave., Shrewsbury, (717) 235-4313

Stewartstown Senior Center – (717) 993-3488 May 4, 6 p.m. – Volunteer Banquet May 11, 10:30 a.m. – Mother’s Day Program May 25, 10:30 a.m. – Memorial Day Picnic

Red Land Community Library, 48 Robin Hood Drive, Etters, (717) 938-5599

Susquehanna Senior Center – (717) 244-0340

Village Library, 35-C N. Main St., Jacobus, (717) 428-1034

White Rose Senior Center – (717) 843-9704

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May 1, 7 p.m. Surviving Spouse Socials of York County Faith United Church of Christ 509 Pacific Ave., York (717) 266-2784

May 15, 3 p.m. Caregiver Support Group Golden Visions Senior Community Center 250 Fame Ave., #125, Hanover (717) 633-5072

May 10, noon YCAAA Family Caregiver Support Group Codorus Valley Corporate Center – Community Room 105 Leader Heights Road, York (717) 771-9058

May 17, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Alzheimer’s Support Group Senior Commons at Powder Mill 1775 Powder Mill Road, York (717) 741-0961

Windy Hill Senior Center – (717) 225-0733 May 2, 10 a.m. – Presentation on Aviation in York County May 10, 10:30 a.m. – Program on Radon May 16, 8 to 9 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast

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me,” said Knaub. It would also be the tens of thousands of trips would be beginning of his Whale Video Company. immune, but it’s as if it is their first During six months in 1988, he took time—there is something magical about 175 whale-watching trips, recording a whale,” he said. everything he saw. According to Knaub, That magic seems to have Knaub a lot of planning goes into a whalecompletely captivated as he has made watching trip and capturing video, several connections with the whales he including anticipation of bad weather, has videotaped, knowing about 100 on being prepared for seasickness, preparing sight. backup equipment, and knowing how to “It was their amazing stories that got spot a whale. me away from banking,” Knaub said. In Knaub’s videos, there is a distinct Quite a few of these whales have enthusiasm not only from the whale become celebrities amongst whale watchers, but from the whales as well. watchers and fanatics. The most notable The videos show whales blowing ring are Salt and Colt. bubbles and Salt, a breeching, which humpback whale, is when whales was the first launch whale to be themselves out of treated as an the water in an individual and incredible given a name. display. She is the most “Humpback sighted whale in whales are 50 the whale world, tons of fun,” he being spotted laughed. every year. Salt blows near a calf. Knaub’s Marine biologists videos—digitized estimate that she and annotated by him—have become is 43 to 44 years old (most humpback known as the world’s largest video whales live to be about 75). documentation archive of dolphin and Salt is also a mother of 12 calves and whale behaviors. They serve as some of eight known grand-calves. Scientists are the first notations of certain whale able to keep track of whales by their behaviors. markings and scars. Many are even “We have about 500 [whales] named after such markings. identified on video,” Knaub said. “[The] Colt is a 30-year-old humpback whale whales have names and personalities and who is well known for his singing an interest in us.” talents; he has been dubbed “the Frank His vast collection of videos caught Sinatra of the whale world.” the attention of Google, making Knaub “Colt has a little black mark that one of the official contributors to Google looks like a handgun,” laughed Knaub. Earth and Google Ocean. Knaub also When it comes to selecting names, “you has videos posted to YouTube that have have to use your imagination.” accumulated thousands of views. Both Colt and Salt are whales that are Knaub said that it simply takes one available for adoption through a CSI trip to excite individuals about whales. program that Knaub helped to establish. “You would think someone who went on Through this organization, your

donation goes toward protecting whales against inhumane hunting, known as whaling, and toward environmental conservation. Those who choose to adopt are sent a package that includes a DVD of the adopted whale that displays Knaub’s fascinating whale videos. Whale fans are also able to take direct action by signing petitions against the hunting and consumption of whales or by contacting state legislatures on the CSI website. “If we tell you about them and show you stories about their personalities, it’s like they become friends,” Knaub explained. Knaub also takes his vast knowledge to senior communities and elementary schools across the nation, giving lectures that drown out the negative stereotypes whales are often given: that they are dangerous creatures responsible for the decline in fish and other ocean life. “My company wants to show the beautiful side of whales,” he emphasized. Knaub remembered an example of such a side when a mother whale briefly left her calf by his boat for a few hours. “Why would a mother want to bring its calf to us even when they are treated badly? They are more trusting than most people will be. “They deserve our protection.” Interested in getting involved with a few of Knaub’s non-profit organizations? Whale adoption and cetacean preservation information can be found on the CSI website at www.csiwhales or by calling (203) 770-8615. To donate to a whale and dolphin charity, visit the WDCS International Charity page at or call their toll-free number, (888) 699-4253. For more information on the preservation of all animals, visit or reach them at (202) 296-3860.

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would be the beginning of his military career as well as the spark for an infatuation that would evolve to greatly influence his life. “They just fascinated me,” Knaub said of the whales. He always believed he would be in the banking industry, having pursued it very early on. After he attended the US Naval Academy, Knaub acquired a BS in accounting from Elizabethtown College and his MBA in banking from Shippensburg University. He was able to work in Harrisburg with two large banking institutions. However, Knaub’s interests began to float back into the world of whales after discovering whale watching—a practice of observing whales in their natural environment—in Provincetown, Mass., during a 1985 trip with a group of friends. It was not until the very last day of their three-day journey that they were able to witness their first whale. “It was foggy,” Knaub recalled, “and then someone [on the boat] with the microphone announced, ‘There’s a whale!’” What he witnessed that day was the tail—also known as the fluke—of the whale, which would become a notable symbol in his company’s logo. “After eight hours on the boat we thought it was the most amazing thing.” The following year, he brought his wife along to whale watch and they both witnessed two humpback whales that came directly up to their boat, slapping their flukes in the water—an action called lobtailing. “They really excited me and fueled my passion to be a marine biologist,” Knaub said. Having brought along his personal camera, many other whale watchers would ask Knaub for copies of his videotapes. “That was the light-bulb moment for

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The Beauty in Nature

Some True Frogs in North America Clyde McMillan-Gamber everal species of true frogs in the spawning, adult woodies crawl under Ranidae family live in northeastern protective leaves on forest floors. North America. These related Skins of mink frogs smell like mink frogs are wood frogs, mink frogs, musk. They inhabit eastern Canada and carpenter frogs, northern leopard frogs, the northeastern United States. They are southern leopard frogs, pickerel frogs, light green with brown markings. They green frogs, and bullfrogs. spawn among emergent and floating These frogs eat invertebrates and are vegetation in ponds, where males call camouflaged to “kuk, kuk, kuk,” avoid being like hammers eaten. But snakes, hitting wood. turtles, mink, Carpenter frogs raccoons, herons, live in acidic, fish, and other sphagnum moss critters ingest bogs on the some frogs and Delmarva tadpoles. Peninsula and True frogs down the Atlantic spawn in water in Coast. Their spring, starting nuptial with wood frogs vocalizations are in March and series of twoending with syllable bullfrogs in June. hammering notes. Southern leopard frog Males of each In April, the kind vocalize to draw females to them males of the closely related leopard frogs for spawning. Each female lays and pickerel frogs utter growling snores hundreds of eggs in a mass on the from the shallow edges of the ponds water’s surface, while her mate fertilizes they spawn in. Leopards choose grassy them externally. habitats while pickerels live in woodsy Tadpoles hatch in a couple of weeks, ones. Leopards are greenish with dusky depending on water temperature, and circles, while pickerels are brownish eat algae and decaying vegetation. with darker rectangles. Polliwogs change to small frogs in one Green frogs are the most widespread summer, except green frogs and and abundant of true frogs, inhabiting bullfrogs, which metamorphose in two most waterways and impoundments. summers. They are dull green, with males having Wood frogs live farther north than yellow throats during the breeding other kinds of North American true season. Males utter notes that sound like frogs, ranging deep into Canada. This loose strings on a banjo. handsome species is tan with a dark The brownish-green bullfrogs are the mask around each eye, camouflage for largest of true frogs and live in most life on forest floors. impoundments. Males utter deep, Wood frogs spawn in temporary quavering bellows that resemble the woodland pools within a few days, lowing of cattle. before cold weather returns. Males float During spring and summer, listen for on the water and croak, sounding like true frogs. Their calling is an interesting quacking ducks being strangled. After part of nature.


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