Pickin’ up paw-paws an putt’en’em in yer baskit…

Only coons sang this song.

Paw-Paw trees.

They always grew back along the creek banks back home.

I have tasted them once, but the coons usually got them before we could!

Asima Triloba (Pawpaw tree)

Asima Triloba (Pawpaw tree)

Kentucky State University’s Paw Paw Information.

Paw Paw fruit and tree facts.

Blossom Nursery’s Paw Paw tree site.

Wikipedia article about Asimina

Wikipedia article on Asimina Triloba (paw paw proper).


Wineries of Indiana

Oliver vineyards

Image of Oliver vineyards form www.indianawines.org, a website sponsored by Purdue.

Just a nice comprehensive list of Indiana wineries broken down by area.


Brought to you by Indianawines.org, brought to you by Purdue University.


You can also do some reading about the Indiana Wine Grapes Council


And that’s it! Enjoy!


Tree Indentification

The Arbor Day Foundation has a terrific website that can help you identify trees out in the field.

Catalpa In Bloom

Catalpa in Bloom

You can either buy their guide What Tree is That? or you can use their online tree identification site.

Their site has tons of other tree-related information.  Go check them out!

You can also identify scores of trees by their common name at the Ohio Public Library Information Network.

Indiana Woodlands Steward has a nice site, and the Nature Conservancy has a great page on identification in Winter.


Topographic Maps of Southern Indiana

This is a great reference for topographical maps.

15 min IN index map 1:62,500

15 min IN index map 1:62,500

You can find maps from the early 20th century up to the most modern surveys.  It covers the entire state.

From the USGS (United States Geological Survey):

And, just for fun, the United States Geological Survey’s website.

Print Your Own Home

Growing up in Southern Indiana with parents who were post-pioneer naturalists, there was one thing that was always on the coffee table: Mother Earth News.  They got a little too technical for a lot of folks in the early 1980s, but the way they were trying to blend technology with natural or rural living really appealed to me.

In that vein, this article from treehugger.com appeals to me the same way all of those old Mother Earth articles did all those years ago.

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