Halloween is the season for creepy, crawling things that make us shriek and shiver with fright. Many of the season’s eerie icons are wildlife with a bad reputation.
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Have you noticed lately the shrinking amount of light each day and how it seems to affect your energy level? The same is true for...
I took a walk last weekend around sunset after a day of mowing and yard work. I wanted to enjoy my favorite time of day, the time I call the “golden hour." It is about an hour before sunset when the trees, water, and animals are bathed in a warm golden glow of the setting sun.
Eating voraciously is exactly what the ruby-throated hummingbirds do before their annual trip to Central America. The fall hummingbird migration typically starts at the end of July, reaching a peak in late August and early September.
There seem to be three types of people in the world: those who like to camp, those who do not like it and those who haven’t tried it yet. Which group do you belong to?
The workday begins on the job site as a group of local high school students in light blue t-shirts put on their work gloves and...
When my children were young we would make a “summer fun” list after the last day of school. At the start of vacation it seemed like we had so much time to fit in everything we wanted to do.
I enjoy vacationing at the beach as well as in the mountains, but I need to live near water. It doesn’t have anything to do with an apocalyptic view of a drought-stricken world or rising ocean levels destroying property values. It has everything to do with the way being on, in or in view of water makes me feel.
There is a great deal of discussion about the importance of diversity in cities, but have you ever thought about the importance of biodiversity in urban areas? Imagine a manicured park with a carpet of thick green turf and only one type of tree, maybe a maple.
What is your relationship with the outdoors? Do you like to garden, fish, bicycle, or camp? Do you generally look out the window wishing you...