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...
black bear

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...
sandhill cranes

Martino: Jasper-Pulaski Sandhill Cranes

As we hedge on the winter season many folks look for something to do. Many do not realize each fall one of our greatest...
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,...
bobcat

The Bobcat- Indiana’s secretive feline

The bobcat, our only resident wildcat, has always been a species of great interest and curiosity. Their secretive nature leaves many Hoosiers wanting to...

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...
funky nest

Funky Nests in Funky Places

Almost everyone has occasionally seen a bird nesting in an unusual place. Just around my house I’ve had a swallow nest on light fixtures,...

Bird Feeders: It’s for the Birds!

Today I was sitting on the patio, absent-mindedly watching the bird feeder while trying to figure out a topic for our weekly discussion. The...
Whooping Crane

Bryce the Whooping Crane Takes a Road Trip

In my lifetime Whooping Cranes were the most endangered species of bird in North America. At one point only 21 whoopers were alive in...
prairie trillium

Whence the Wild Weather

Editor's Note: When this was written 10 days ago, the weather was fine and everyone was convinced that Spring had arrived early....... What is one...