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...
NestWatch

The NestWatch Flock

Spring is just around the corner. It’s a busy time for birds as they get ready to find a mate, build a nest, and...
bird feeder

Gifts for Bird-Brained People

Is it odd that a guy who has spent much of his leisure time hunting and fishing also spends much of his time looking...

Lake Superior Drops to Third

I grew up fishing in sluggish rivers, backwaters and ponds here in Northwest Indiana so I never fished in crystal clear water. Around here...

Young Naturalists at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary

Tucked into the eastern part of the state near Connersville Indiana is Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary contains a wide variety of woodland habitats...
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...
Indiana bear

Indiana Bear V2.0

After all the breathless media coverage, fretting and gnashing of teeth last year when a young Michigan bear had the audacity to invade Indiana,...
swish and spit

Swish and Spit

Too bad the governments in charge of making rules impacting invasive species entering the Great Lakes don’t use the K.I.S.S. method for addressing the...
deer fawn

It’s Fawn Finding Season

It’s common knowledge it takes nine months from conception to birth for a human baby. It’s actually, 280 days - give or take a...
DEET

Mosquitoes, Chiggers and Ticks: Dealing with Bugs

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...