Stories by Scott Shalaway

In the woods, predators serve their own karma

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In the outdoors, something is always out to get you.

Get ready, the hummingbirds are about to land

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The hummingbirds will soon be coming, so be prepared!

Get ready, the hummingbirds are about to land

Thursday, April 16, 2015

By the time you read this, there may be hummingbirds in your backyard.

Bring on the season of wrist flick syndrome

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Get your pole and lure, because fishing time is finally here.

Fairy diddles are nocturnal, but very common

Thursday, April 2, 2015

I gently poked the nest until I saw some movement. Suddenly two big black eyes stared back at me. It was a flying squirrel.

As spring approaches, get to know the ducks

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Some basic pointers on identifying the ducks.

Return of the woodcock a sure sign of spring

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The dance of the woodcock is a rite of spring that every birder should experience at least once.

Birding field trips, festivals unite enthusiasts

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Memorable birding opportunities begin in late winter and continue through June.

Birds and other things bring early signs of spring

Thursday, March 5, 2015

With lakes and rivers still mostly frozen, it may seem overly optimistic to think of spring. But it’s coming.

Winter: Lost in a whiteout in the backyard

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hunters, hikers, birders, travelers, snowmobilers and skiers should beware sudden changes in winter weather.

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About Scott

Scott Shalaway, who holds a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from Michigan State University, writes from his home in rural West Virginia. A former faculty member at Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma Biological Station, he has been writing a weekly nature column for newspapers and freelancing for magazines since 1986. He can be heard 3 to 4 p.m. Sundays on 620 KHB Radio or online at www.khbradio.com. Visit www.drshalawaycom or contact him directly at sshalaway@aol.com or 2222 Fish Ridge Road, Cameron, WV 26033. Send questions and comments to scottshalaway@gmail.com. You can also visit his Web site, http://scottshalaway.googlepages.com.