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Posts by Monica Cellio‭

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Meta Welcome to Outdoors on Codidact!

Welcome to the Codidact home for the Outdoors community. Please use it, report problems and make requests on Meta, and collect your thoughts about what we need to support this community. If you a...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Photo Contest 2020 - May - Birds

In the spring of 2018 I was surprised to see a nest in the joint of a support beam on my back porch. I come and go through that door every day; I would have figured it would be too high-traffic. ...

posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Meta What is our position on picture identification with no research?

I don't think "where was this picture taken?" questions are generally helpful to the community.[1] There are places out there that do "view from my window" type contests where players use informat...

posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Meta Are gardening questions on-topic?

Are questions about gardening on-topic on this site? It's "outdoors", but not the kinds of outdoor activity that most questions seem to be about. I know that over on SE there's another site for g...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Planted cherry tomatoes too close together; can I still recover?

I saw the advice here to kill the smaller plant, and elsewhere I saw the suggestion that I could transplant if I were careful. I decided to try that three days after posting this question. They b...

posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Where do bald eagles go at night if not in their own nests?

I've recently learned of a local eagle cam and have been enjoying watching a pair of bald eagles and their three chicks. While I don't have access to many days of video to check (the site buffers ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Pastychomper‭

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Photo Contest 2021 - January - Snow

Same storm as this answer. I was struck by how the snow piles formed on the tree branches.

posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Planted cherry tomatoes too close together; can I still recover?

Two weeks ago I planted two small cherry-tomato seedlings ("tidy treats" variety; the description used words like "small" and "compact") into one 10" pot. I now know that's too close; I'm a beginn...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Photo Contest 2020 - June - Flowers

I call this "perseverance" -- early spring 2018, Pittsburgh.

posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Meta How can we grow this community?

Codidact's communities have a lot of great content that is helping people on the Internet. Our communities are small, though, and sustainable communities depend on having lots of active, engaged p...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Photo Contest 2021 - January - Snow

In February 2010 in Pittsburgh, PA, a storm dropped 26 inches on us overnight. I do not understand the physics of how this snow along the top of a fence did that, but it stayed that way for more t...

posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Meta What is causing old posts to show up with recent changes?

For the question linked on 2021-01-06, the change was a deleted (spam) answer. Unfortunately, if you can't see deleted answers you can't tell that's what happened, so I understand how that was con...

posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A How should I support a droopy basil seedling?

Last year one of my CSA boxes contained a basil seedling in a 4" starter pot. I'd never grown herbs before, but I transplanted it to a pot, took care of it, and had a tasty bounty all summer. Thi...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Natalia‭

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Q&A What are some good games or activities to do on a hike?

I've been seeing more "pocket games" in recent years. Some are designed to be both small and short (play in the time it takes for your food to arrive at a restaurant, for example); others are a li...

posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A How do I protect necessary glasses while kayaking or rafting?

My team at work has occasional outings and one of the activities we've talked about for the future is kayaking or whitewater rafting. I've never done either and am also dependent on expensive pres...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Meta Should posting on Meta affect reputation?

When we launched this community, we did not yet have the ability to set different reputation grants for different categories. We've had this for a while but we failed to follow up before now, sorr...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A What is the best method for storing a 'pre-mixed baking mix' in a camper for long periods?

Your question asked about opened packages. I'm going to offer a bit of a frame challenge. Don't store opened packages long-term in your trailer; rotate them into your kitchen and use them, and buy...

posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Photo Contest 2020 - July - Fish

One more even though I'm late. I took this picture at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago in September 2019 using a ZTE Axon 7 cell phone.

posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Meta Advertise Outdoors on The Great Outdoors?

Stack Exchange sites that are not beta support community-curated ads. The Great Outdoors is one such site, and obviously there's some support on meta there for this community, so have y'all consid...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by James Jenkins‭

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Photo Contest 2020 - October - Fall Colors

Aftermath More below than above, at this point. (What you can't tell from the picture is that we've already raked a couple times.) Pittsburgh, 2020-10-30.

posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Photo Contest 2020 - July - Fish

Oops, I forgot about this, so even though it's now August I'll share. I took this picture at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium in October 2015 using my then-current cell phone.

posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Meta It seems odd to have both "bikes" and "biking" as top-level tags

Biking currently has 26 posts and bikes has 17. Neither has a tag description. The latter is newer. This answer suggests merging them and no one's objected in the four months since it was posted...

posted 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Meta What is our position on picture identification with no research?

I'm separating this for voting purposes (since the other answer already has votes). In another answer I proposed some options for dealing with picture-identification questions. The "mildest" of t...

posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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