Whooo is that? Owls in Indiana

One of the most elusive, mythical yet often heard residents of Indiana wildlands is the owl. These nocturnal birds are abundant throughout the state but...

It pays to pick up what nature is laying down

We’ve all heard it before and silently wondered if it was just a myth. “I’m going to have to fish slow this afternoon,” said...
chronic wasting disease

Chronic Wasting Disease: Why Deer Farming Matters to Everyone

Why are eggs so expensive compared to what they cost even a year or so ago? It’s because avian influenza (bird flu) was detected...
sandhill crane

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...

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...
whooping crane

Whooping Crane Shot near Goose Pond FWA

For the fifth time in recent years, a highly-endangered whooping crane has been shot to death in Indiana. The dead crane was discovered following the...

A Phosphorus Sweet Spot

Farmers, gardeners and people who like to keep lawns growing fast enough to ensure their lawnmowers get regular workouts know that they have to...

Bramwell: Snake Encounters

My friend Dr. Doug Skinner sent me a photo of blackberries turning red in Brown County. He wants me to join him for the...

If it Looks Like a Fish

If is looks like a fish, swims like a fish and sounds like a fish, it must be a fish. Right? It works for...

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...