Friday, July 29, 2016

The best of summer comes from the garden or a roadside produce stand; the worst lurks in our backyards. My favorite summer garden foods...

Last week my wife informed me she had seen the first big black rat snake of the year stretched across the road in front...

At 5 a.m. May 19 I awoke abruptly to a loud sound just outside the bedroom door. As the cobwebs cleared my mind, I...

Last week’s column about ticks drew a quick response from many readers, including a great tip about a simple, inexpensive tool to remove engorged...

If personal experience and reader reports are reliable indicators, this summer could be a bad one for ticks and Lyme disease.Since early April, I’ve...

It goes by many different names — life jacket, life vest, life preserver, personal flotation device, or PFD. Regardless the name, its purpose is...

During spring migration, warblers get lots of attention. Most are brightly colored and sing loud distinctive songs. Yellow warblers, for example, are common, beautiful,...

At about 7:15 Monday morning I settled into a comfy spot about 20 yards from the edge of the woods. My intent was to...

Finally, spring has arrived. Forsythias, hyacinths and daffodils are blooming, lilacs are budding, and the grass soon needs mowing. And of course, spring migration is...

When the Cabela’s store in Wheeling, W.Va. opened in 2004, it was billed as a “destination.” Give it a few months, I thought, and it...
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