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Citizen science and nature’s solace

The redheads really showed us their charisma that morning. The parents sounded remarkably like tree frogs, “rattle-calling” as we crossed a beaver dam, approaching them. They hitched hurriedly up trunks, chortling “QUARR-QUARR!”