Saturday, November 28, 2015

Passenger pigeons are an example why we should never underestimate extinction.

Fifty years ago, on Sept. 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act of 1964.
Lake Erie Algae

A little phosphorus makes Lake Erie the "Walleye Capital of the World," but too much phosphorus can lead to harmful algal blooms.

Insects thrive during the warmth of summer, and many are conspicuous and familiar.

When my wife and I left on vacation July 21, I felt pangs of guilt. I had been hosting a growing number of ruby-throated hummingbirds at my feeders since early May.

Relaxing in a hammock with a good book is a great way to relax on a warm summer afternoon. Here are a few titles that have recently caught my eye.

Deer are active in the summer, and enjoyable to watch, from a safe distance.

About three weeks ago I noticed a doe and her twin fawns passing leisurely through the yard shortly before 7 a.m.

Back in 1974 a local pigeon fancier imported a flock of about 50 Eurasian collared-doves to the Bahamas.

The light that fireflies produce is nothing short of amazing.