There’s just something about a toad that “conjures” up visions of a witch in a huge black hat with a big hairy wart on her nose mumbling spells as she stirs a bubbling pot full of potion. Toads just look creepy, and then of course there is that propensity they possess to pee on anyone pickin…

One of my editors who runs a monthly outdoor page suggested I do a column on “When wild animals encroach on your yard and eat stuff they shoul… Read more

I can still remember the first time I became aware of these incredible little digging machines. Every year I use dried and partly composted gr… Read more

Though advice about growing tomatoes might seem a stretch to be considered subject matter for an outdoor column, every outdoorsman I know grow… Read more

For several years, we have had one young cottontail rabbit every spring. Only one. No adult to be seen anywhere and never more than one. Every… Read more

It sped by the window in a blur and I went and grabbed my camera. I was pretty sure what it was even before I got a good look at it. Then the … Read more

I’ve been feeding birds for about 40 years at three different homes, one of which was even in a nature center. However, I have never had the s… Read more

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