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What is this red tree in Tennessee?

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tree with red leavesThe Question: I live in northeast Tennessee in the national forest area at the foot of Holston Mountain, near Bluff City, Tennessee. I spied this bright red tree from my house, mixed in with some other trees. I don’t know what to call it.

Submitted by: Fred, Tennessee, USA

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Why Did a Badger Fill in my Post Holes?

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badgerThe Question: We dug some post holes, and next morning they were filled in. We redug and again they were filled in overnight. On the third or fourth day I happened to be outside just as dawn broke and saw a badger filling in one of the post holes. Have you ever witnessed this or heard reports of this behavior from others?
Submitted by: Lee, British Columbia, Canada

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Who made this nest?

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claudia witch's broomThe Question: We saw this large nest while hiking in Wisconsin. Who made it?

Submitted by: Claudia, Wisconsin, USA

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