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Braving the not-so-great outdoors

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pity poor Chico the Chihuahua. Chico, three whole pounds of bruiser canine muscle (aka delicious morsel) was out with his owner last week when a great horned owl swooped down and tried to fly away with poor Chico firmly gripped in his talons. This is clearly a risk when your dog weighs less than the […]

Junior Duck Stamp contest showcases talent and gives a shot at scholarship

Thursday, January 27, 2011

This one is for serious kids who have artistic talent, an appreciation for wildlife and the outdoors and are looking for a way to show those talents off. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now accepting entries for the 2011 Ohio Junior Duck Stamp contest, which is administered by Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Entries […]

Wild game hunts and stories from the past

Thursday, January 27, 2011

In a story in its Jan. 5, 1896, issue, The New York Sun quoted 94-year-old Orrin Decker, who told of two wild game hunts that had taken place in northern Pennsylvania in 1818. The old gentleman was, in 1896, visiting Waverly, Pa., a town just south of the New York border, between the Susquehanna and […]

Evening grosbeaks are a rare ‘invader’ to spot

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

In the winter of 1996, I wrote: “It’s been a grosbeak winter.” I haven’t been able to repeat those words since. Evening grosbeaks were once a winter visitor that appeared in great numbers one year and then were totally absent the next. Only their unpredictability was predictable. I observed the same erratic pattern of winter […]

Grains gaining ground again

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Some corn, soybean, and wheat contracts made new highs once again on the Chicago Board of Trade, but significant losses overnight going into the Tuesday trading have the new highs standing out on the Board.

Setting new goals for 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

By the time you read this the majority of New Year’s resolutions will have been cast aside like old shoes. It takes roughly 21 days to make — or break — a habit. If you’re not careful you may have already lit up, eaten a second (or fifth) doughnut and expressed enough road rage to […]

Remember: “bee” polite to pollinators

Thursday, January 20, 2011

With the threat of flurries and the temperature threatening to drop below freezing, you’re probably not thinking about bees. Most of us won’t waste a thought on them until that first buzzing bee insists we share our refreshing glass of sweet tea. But before you decide not to share and swat that pest with authority, […]

White deer; not just a myth but a reality

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Shortly after my wife and I moved to the ridge back in the summer of 1985, we began exploring the surrounding woods. On one of our first outings, we took separate paths. When we met back at the house, Linda was bursting with excitement. “I got a quick look at an animal I didn’t recognize,” […]

Anglers may see better results in Pymatuning Lake

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Those anglers who have been whining about the lack of walleyes in Pymatuning Lake can tune up for some better songs. State wildlife officials including those from Ohio and Pennsylvania have jointly announced that there have now been three successful years of stocking since 2008. But the three successful stocking efforts didn’t just happen; they […]

Ohio State University Extension can help you prepare for a better 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I can remember back several years ago on the first day of a junior high school math class. The teacher gave each student a piece of wood about the size and shape of a quarter. On each side of this wooden piece were the words “to” and “it”. He explained that he didn’t like hearing […]

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