Turtles Aren’t the Best Choice for Pets

Indiana is home to many types of wild turtles. Our beautiful spring weather beckons those to take in some sort of outdoor activity. So...

A butterfly Named Monet

I’m surprised I’m not one of those migratory people like many in our latitudes. I don’t have a summer home here and a winter...
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Program Benefits Landowners, Hunters and Gamebirds

Are you old enough to remember “the good old days” when you would hear bobwhite quail whistling in the spring and the unique cackle...

“Plastic” Clothes Rule in Winter

I try to be environmentally sensitive. I recycle my aluminum cans and other aluminum products because it cuts the amount of energy needed to...

It’s Timberdoodle Time- Woodcock Watching a Springtime Treat

Many of my youthful fantasies came out of the pages of Outdoor Life, Sports Afield and other magazines I’d read on Saturdays at Miller’s...
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Birds Feeder A Great Way to See Nature

Did you get a new bird feeder for Christmas? Wild Birds Unlimited, a chain of nationally franchised “bird feeder” stores reported brisk sales this...

DNR Bowhunter Observation Survey

Several weeks back after arriving home from an evening archery hunt, a friend stopped by to visit. Sitting at the kitchen table I quickly...

Cover Crops: Good for Farmers and Birds

If you are the sort who takes notice of such things when traveling around the countryside, you’ve probably seen a drastic increase in the...
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Cranes at Jasper-Pulaski

Our entire population does not take to the waters with rod and reel in hand. Even less hunt. But almost everyone would take in...
Eastern Box Turtle

Box Turtles Remembered

I was born on a farm near Madison, Indiana and the biggest trouble I got into was staying in the woods all day. Clifty...

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Mosquitoes, Chiggers and Ticks: Dealing with Bugs

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We are now firmly in the throes of Indiana's vampire season. Every outdoor adventure between now and the first frost will include a host...