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What You Can See on March 20

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. Delicious Breath Unfresheners As mountain folk have long known, wild leeks are

Mercury in Fish Quiz

Hunting Bears With Bait

Bad News Bear Hunters How can there be a "thrill of the chase" when there's no chase? By Ted Williams If animal rights outfits were to design a scheme for depicting hunters as stupid, lazy, and cruel, they couldn't come up with anything more effective

What You Can See on March 19

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. Fairy Shrimp Vernal pools -- those pockets of snowmelt and rain that vanish

Natural Allies

Natural Allies From Sierra Sept.-Oct. 1996 If only hunters, anglers, and environmentalists would stop taking potshots at each other, they'd be an invincible force for wildlands protection. by Ted Williams Every spring, when cowslips blaze yellow in Meadow Brook

Catch and Release in Maine

My friend Ken gets it. Maine needs to understand that catch-and-release isn't just a YUPPY notion from Taxachusetts. With all the logging roads permitting easy access to ponds we used to hike into for half a morning wild brook trout can't stand even

What You Can See on March 18

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. The Vulture Test Poets commonly celebrate the first robin and bluebird of the

WHY?

Why is St. Patrick a hero for driving all the snakes out of Ireland? I'd call him an ecological saboteur who should be burned in effigy.