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Irma Tosses Up Very Old Canoe 
When Hurricane Irma tore through Florida, one of the effects was to deposit an interesting, old dugout canoe on the banks of the Indian River Lagoon. It now appears to be even older than initially thought, probably several centuries old. The Smithsonian has the story, along with a little background on Florida’s old, and ancient, canoes: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/canoe-churned-irma-may-date-1600s-180965161/

A Gallery and Guide to Oregon’s Deciduous Trees 
Native ones, that is, courtesy of the Oregonian: http://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2017/10/can_you_identify_the_deciduous.html#incart_river_index

Park Service Looks to Increase Fees 
The National Park Service has proposed significantly increasing some park use fees, particularly during the peak seasons of use. The Oregonian covers the story, and provides a link to a Park Service page where you can log comments, until Nov. 23: http://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2017/10/national_park_fees_could_nearly_triple_during_peak_season.html#incart_river_home