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Fall Photo Tips

The month of October is peak time for viewing fall colors and the sounds of uncounted camera shutters clicking will fill the Hoosier outdoors...
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The Yellow Menace

I divide the year into two parts: the spider season and everything else. In clear violation of the He-Man Code of Conduct I will publicly...

Lake Monroe Cleanup 2015- Who Forgot Their Mattress?

Who throws a mattress overboard? That was only one of the odd, unusual and downright strange items that were picked up on Sunday, September 13,...
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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...
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A Bear Behaving Badly

A series of sweeping wildfires forced a black bear out of its Michigan home and into the safe haven of northwest Indiana. The year was...

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...

Sun’s out, gun’s out: Tippecanoe River is our Mussel (not muscle) Beach

Editor's note: The Tippecanoe River is a special place; here is a press release from the Purdue University Extension Service about a new website...

Bald Eagle C43: A Unique Hoosier

Picture above: The sight of soaring eagle is something generations of Hoosiers missed out on. Today they are making a comeback. (photo by Brandon...

Coopers Hawk and Lost Focus

Not long ago, I was meeting with a co-worker whose office is on the window side of the building where I work in downtown...

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...

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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