• <p>Mt. Zion Island (center, rear) in the Quabbin Reservoir is connected to the mainland by a series of baffle dams. Photo by Clif Read/MA Department of Conservation and Recreation.</p>

    Snakes on an Island

    by John Burk | November 13th 2017
    On an early spring evening in March 2017, a large crowd packed a public meeting in Ware,…
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Anthocyanins give cranberry skin its apparent sun-blocking and cell damage repairing powers (the same is true for the delicate new leaves of sugar maple and many other trees in the spring, when they take on a reddish tone).
—Tim Traver, “The Color of Cranberries,” The Outside Story, November 2016