Indiana Darters: You can call me Nerdlinger

The beginning of Moby Dick starts with “Call me Ishmael.”  It is a story is about a man obsessed with chasing a whale. My book...
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Rivers and Streams – Public or Private?

When the weather warms and we become entrenched in our beautiful spring season many Hoosiers gravitate to rivers and streams for a variety of...
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Christmas Bird Count going strong at 117

Anything celebrating its 117th year is likely on to something. Few things last more than a lifetime, much less generations. For the 117th year...
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Warm Days Mean Early Spring….Maybe

When early March rolls around many people think spring. Admittedly, I’m in the group that gets a bit over anxious for warmer days. I’m...
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Pileated Woodpecker Up Close and Personal

Sometimes when spending the day hunting, we take in interesting sites up close and personal, not necessarily provided by the game we seek. That’s...
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Bicentennial Nature Trust: an Indiana Success Story

About four years ago, a land conservation project was launched to help celebrate Indiana’s 200th year of statehood in 2016. It’s called the Bicentennial Nature...

Time to Appreciate the Unappreciated: Turkey Vultures

“Jeez, that’s nasty,” I said to myself, quickly turning my head after getting a whiff of something rotten. I had stopped to check the...
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YUCK!! It’s Tick Time!

“I hate you!” I said under my breath, flicking the small insect off my pant leg while turkey hunting several weeks back. And I’m...
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Everything You Know About Timber Harvest is Probably Wrong

After listening to John Seifert discuss his career, it becomes clear that the biggest headache for any forestry manager isn’t science, the weather or...
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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...

Podcast Episode #6- New ATV Helmet Law (and a shark in...

Capt. Bill Browne of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources discusses the new ATV helmet law that takes effective July 1, 2017.  The purpose...

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