Sunday, February 14, 2016

October brings two wildlife concerns to mind -- feeding birds and avoiding deer on the highway.

Among hunters and anglers a trophy is the mount that hangs on the wall. It is the memory of a conquest. Controversy It can...

Over the last several weeks I've received many emails and letters from readers reporting large aggregation of dragonflies, usually hovering above the grass in wet meadows and hayfields.

Children are never too young to develop an interest in birds. By age three, my daughters could identify towhees and cardinals by sight and...

Ten years ago, in the aftermath of 9/11, I wrote about nature's September highlights. I touched on fall colors, shorter days, cooler nights, and the migration of birds and monarch butterflies

On Aug. 25 at a high school football game on Wheeling Island in the Ohio River, a flock of high flying birds distracted my attention from the game. Shortly before sunset, I counted about 50 common nighthawks swirling and feeding above the stadium lights. I watched until they disappeared in the darkening night sky.

On hot summer days, the pulsing drone of dog day cicadas reminds us that outside temperatures flirt with 90 degrees. It's also fair warning to be on the lookout for a monstrous insect, the cicada killer.

For the next few weeks fresh sweet corn will be available at roadside stands, farmers markets and even grocery stores. When the corn is...

Since 1989 I have written several times about domestic cats and the havoc they wreak on native wildlife populations. On July 11 cats made the national "fake" news on John Stewart's The Daily Show.

House wrens are extremely territorial and aggressive. While most birds limit their aggression to members of their own species, house wrens are interspecifically antisocial.
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