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...

“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...