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Blue Ribbon Panel Calls for Conservation Funding

Money makes the world go round. You might like to think this isn’t true concerning conservation, but it absolutely is. If we, as Americans,...
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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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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...

Which bluegills are better to keep?

Every spring and summer questions are raised by serious bluegill fishermen. How many should a single person keep? Is it better to keep the...
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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...
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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,...

Peregrine Falcons rule the skies

Many people have a romance for raptors. Maybe it’s because of their stealth and poise or grace in flight. When it comes to birds...

It Seems Like Spring Has Sprung Already

I had over an inch of snow on the ground Saturday morning. About noon Sunday, I walked to the garden to check on my...
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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...
Indiana Spring Wildflowers

Searching for Indiana Spring Wildflowers

Touch-me-not, Bloodroot, Lady’s Slipper, Dutchman’s-breeches, Indian Pipe, Shooting Star, Snow Trillium, Rattlesnake Master, Royal Catchfly, and Jack-in-the-Pulpit—just the name of many wildflowers invites further...