Field Notes

Birdhouse Report for 2013 While visiting with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day, a lone female Bluebird was observed sitting high in the top of an apple tree. Had we searched the apples and shrubs further,...

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MUFFIN AND WAFFLES, above, take a January stroll with Joel Rosenthal, owner of Point of View Farm at Beard. The cubs and Rosenthal are shown, above, on a walk in May. Rosenthal became a “mother” to...

Field Notes

The fall 2013 bear season recently came to an end and was once again very successful. A total of 2,682 black bears were taken by hunter’s statewide - an almost identical number to last year’s...

Field Notes

While the mild and fair conditions of March were much appreciated, it was also terribly misleading. Now hopes of an early spring have largely been dashed by an about-face in April weather as...

Field Notes

Trapping season for furbearers opens Saturday, November 2, and outdoorsmen will head out in pursuit of most anything covered in fur. Muskrats, mink, raccoon and fox are the most common quarry, and occasionally even...

Field Notes

What do the following organisms have in common?  Starlings, kudzu, multiflora rose, Asian Lady beetles, English sparrows, chestnut blight and gypsy moth. Give up?  How about that none of these named critters is indigenous or native...

Field Notes

By the Numbers It’s that time of year again. Hunting season is mostly over and fishing season will have to wait for better days. Outdoorsmen congregate around the wood stoves and water...