It’s Dark Sky Week: Give a FLAP*

It’s Dark Sky Week: Give a FLAP*

There’s a magic in the night. With limited visual clues, smells and sounds kick in. Until the trees leaf-out, I can still continue my nightly step outside and make stars twinkle when viewed through bare branches. To see the big sky is a real challenge. The west is a...
April is National Native Plant Month!

April is National Native Plant Month!

Time to celebrate wild Flora! Winds are stripping maples of magenta flower dots from their branches; in the not-yet-shade areas, bloodroot is my first blooming wildflower. Alas, it’s been the non-native bulbs that are getting my hopes up about spring. On closer...
Migration is in Full Swing

Migration is in Full Swing

Late afternoon Wednesday, I watched several hundred sandhill cranes were gathering into kettles, flying in circles to gain higher altitudes near Turner Tract in Genoa City before heading farther north. It was awesome! A couple of whooping cranes were also flying over....