Stories by Scott Shalaway

Looking for summer books? Shalaway offers outdoor reading choices

Thursday, May 21, 2015

If the book buying bug bites you as summer approaches, here are some timely titles suitable for this time of year.

Birding by ear before the world wakes up

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wood thrushes returned the last week in April, so I know spring has officially arrived.

Some days are definitely diamonds

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Earlier this week I attended the New River Birding and Nature Festival in southern West Virginia as a speaker and guide.

Courtship is in the air for many birds

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Turkeys aren’t the only birds with courtship on their minds. With long days and warmer temperatures, song bird nesting season is also underway.

In the woods, predators serve their own karma

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In the outdoors, something is always out to get you.

Get ready, the hummingbirds are about to land

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The hummingbirds will soon be coming, so be prepared!

Get ready, the hummingbirds are about to land

Thursday, April 16, 2015

By the time you read this, there may be hummingbirds in your backyard.

Bring on the season of wrist flick syndrome

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Get your pole and lure, because fishing time is finally here.

Fairy diddles are nocturnal, but very common

Thursday, April 2, 2015

I gently poked the nest until I saw some movement. Suddenly two big black eyes stared back at me. It was a flying squirrel.

As spring approaches, get to know the ducks

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Some basic pointers on identifying the ducks.

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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.