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Prime Time: Ruth Schottman, 85, still educating others on the environment

Ruth Schottman pauses during a walk in her Burnt Hills yard.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Ruth Schottman pauses during a walk in her Burnt Hills yard.
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As a child growing up in Austria, Ruth Schottman developed a close bond with the natural world. "I think I loved trees from the time I was very small because I loved to climb them and make them sort of my special home," she said. As time went on, the 85-year-old acquired an affection for all plants and animals, and made it her mission to share her knowledge of nature with others by teaching natural ...

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