Home » Dictionary » ecotone

ecotone

ecotone
 n.— «The Skagit Valley is hailed as a unique ecotone, an area of 1,000 year-old forests where two climatic zones overlap. As a result, plant and animal hybrids are common, all of which would be wiped out by the flooding.» —“Seattle suggests deal with B.C. over flooding of Skagit Valley” by Ian Mulgrew Globe and Mail (Toronto, Can.) Feb. 16, 1982. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

Skookum (episode #1534)

So you’ve long dreamed of writing fiction, but don’t know where to begin? There are lots of ways to get started — creative writing classes, local writing groups, and books with prompts to get you going. The key is to get started, and...

Blue Dolphin (episode #1634)

How can you kick the verbal habit of saying you know and um so many times in a sentence? For one thing, get comfortable with pauses. There’s no need to fill every silence during a conversation. Also, a doctor who treats patients in Appalachia...