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Oh, birdy, it’s cold outside

January 3, 2022

A Black-capped Chickadee takes flight on the Lani White Trail. Janet Urquhart photo

Then there comes a time when it is almost the only thing to lend a touch of life and a note of gladness to the bleak outdoors. – William Atherton Dupuy


Crystal River fish count yields all of the usual suspects

December 1, 2021

Electrofishing on the Crystal River

Multiple days spent fishing the Crystal River this year with little or no success left little doubt in my mind that the river was to blame. Fruitless casts in spots where, in prior summers, feisty trout hit reliably on tried-and-true patterns, said it all. Clearly, the fish were gone.


Wintertime a birder’s delight

Fruit lures a cedar waxwing

Summer’s songbirds are long gone, making the drab days of winter the perfect time to go birding. How’s that again?