Bird Watching Growing in Popularity

Mary Beth Lancaster enjoys watching nature. It was just last week I saw her standing on a bridge in Western Howard County scanning the...
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Funky Nests in Funky Places

Almost everyone has occasionally seen a bird nesting in an unusual place. Just around my house I’ve had a swallow nest on light fixtures,...

Asian Carp Aren’t Just A River Problem Anymore

It has never been a question of if they would get here - but when. At first I doubted the biologists, but it looks...

Enlightening on Lightning

The idea for today’s topic came two days ago while I was in the shower, lathered up and ready to shave. A tremendous a bolt...

Thunderstorms a Part of Summer

With spring in full swing and summer knocking at our door large numbers of people are taking to the water for the season’s hottest...
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Martino: Fawns and Fireflies

No one can argue last winter just didn’t want to let go. But thankfully it’s now history. Even the beginning of spring was unseasonably...

Birds on Board

I’ve heard when a bird lands on a boat it’s really a visit from a dead relative, reincarnated as a wren, robin or some...

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...