Stories by Scott Shalaway

Monarch butterfly numbers are coming back

Thursday, August 27, 2015

This summer I saw my first monarch on Aug. 1. Since then, however, I’ve seen more every day.

The legacy of Zimbabwe’s Cecil the lion

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hunting regulated by professional biologists in the U.S. is here to stay, but international trophy hunting should end today.

It’s easy to get startled by harmless snakes

Thursday, August 13, 2015

When mowing your lawn, be careful not to run over those harmless snakes.

Land and water fund needs federal support

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is still a cause worth supporting.

Getting an expert’s take on the mysteries of mammal diversity

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Rather than just guess which species I had seen, I contacted Dr. Don Wilson, emeritus curator at the Smithsonian Institution.

Take a bird’s eye view of summer reading

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Whether on a beach, a cabin back porch, or even a hammock at home, nothing beats relaxing with an entertaining book on summer vacation.

Trip to Mexico was truly enchanting

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The view from the top was stunning, and the bolts of lightning punctuated the night sky in the distance.

Meet the Eastern wood-pewees

Thursday, July 9, 2015

They are among the least conspicuous birds in the deciduous forest, at least visually. Eastern wood-pewees are usually heard before they’re seen.

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.

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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.