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What You Can See on Feb. 3

From Audubon's Earth Almanac by Ted Williams and compiled in "Wild Moments," edited by Connie Isbell, Illustrations by John Burgoyne, Storey Publishing, 174 pages. Dance of the Craneflies If you would like to believe in fairies again, venture

Dixie Trout

Dixie Trout by Ted Williams ON A WARM MARCH MORNING I crouched beside a stream high in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, cradling a brook trout in the icy current. In sunlight, muted by the kind of cloud bank that gave these mountains their name, the belly

Lake Report -- Jan. 26-28, 2006

You're Not as Old as You Thought, if You Were a Basketball Star or if Your Body is Infested With Spirochetes In the early evening of Jan. 26, 2006 I left the gate open for Peter Bogle and proceeded slowly in four-wheel drive, fishtailing on packed snow.

Why We Fish

This from John Worlidge in his Systema Agriculturae, the Mystery of Husbandry Discovered (1681): "There is not any exercise more pleasing nor agreeable to a truly sober and ingenious man than this of angling. It wearieth not a man over-much, it injureth

What You Can See on Groundhog Day

From Audubon's Earth Almanac by Ted Williams and compiled in "Wild Moments," edited by Connie Isbell, Illustrations by John Burgoyne, Storey Publishing, 174 pages. What Groundhogs Do on Feb. 2 Throughout most of its U.S. range (roughly the

Blackwater Needs Your Help

The Blackwater River needs your help! Protect this iconic West Virginia treasure by asking the U.S. Forest Service to stand up to timber companies and developers. The U.S. Forest Service has released a draft plan that will transform the Blackwater Canyon Rail

Federal Flood Insurance

Crap Game on the Blackstone

Crap Game on the Blackstone by Ted Williams Much has been written about how inappropriate it was for managers of the upper Blackstone sewage treatment plant in Millbury -- through pure carelessness and stupidity -- to dump four million gallons of raw effluent

What You Can See on Feb. 1

From Audubon's Earth Almanac by Ted Williams and compiled in "Wild Moments," edited by Connie Isbell, Illustrations by John Burgoyne, Storey Publishing, 174 pages. A Plant that Melts Snow The stench of skunk cabbage is designed to attract,

What You Can See on Jan. 31.

From Audubon's Earth Almanac by Ted Williams and compiled in "Wild Moments," edited by Connie Isbell, Illustrations by John Burgoyne, Storey Publishing, 174 pages. Jumping Jimmies They are smaller than chocolate sprinkles, smaller even than coffee