Stories by Scott Shalaway

The year of the chipmunk invasion

Thursday, July 2, 2015

I don’t know if it’s just me, but chipmunks are tough to ignore this year.

Everyone’s favorite turtle: Beloved box turtle grows and moves slow

Thursday, June 25, 2015

They are wild, colorful, and familiar. But nature is unkind to them.

Bullfrogs’ twang signal the start of summer

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bullfrogs sing a deep, booming “Jug-o’-rummm!” The sound of a loose banjo string, on the other hand, comes from an amorous male green frog.

Plenty of options for summer bird feeding

Thursday, June 11, 2015

With the right combination of foods, feeders and water, a warm weather feeding station can be just as busy as one in mid-winter.

A tale of two sisters and snakes

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Based solely on my own experience, I suspect most people hate snakes.

Keep safe distance from young in the wild

Thursday, May 28, 2015

When you encounter wildlife, enjoy it from a safe distance.

Looking for summer books? Shalaway offers outdoor reading choices

Thursday, May 21, 2015

If the book buying bug bites you as summer approaches, here are some timely titles suitable for this time of year.

Birding by ear before the world wakes up

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wood thrushes returned the last week in April, so I know spring has officially arrived.

Some days are definitely diamonds

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Earlier this week I attended the New River Birding and Nature Festival in southern West Virginia as a speaker and guide.

Courtship is in the air for many birds

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Turkeys aren’t the only birds with courtship on their minds. With long days and warmer temperatures, song bird nesting season is also underway.

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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.