The sounds of birds signal the coming of spring in the North. One morning in March you hear crows cawing when you step outside. Or maybe you hear a male robin cheerfully announcing his return to the still snowy landscape. Then juncos, last seen in late autumn, show up at the feeder.
But the sound that
It takes neighbors to make a neighborhood. Years ago, we rented a duplex unit in a Twin Cities suburb. It was on a quiet street with lots of young families. All the kids played outside. And they were good kids.
Change happened quickly. When we came home after a weekend away, a neighbor told us there
When it comes to Minnesota pheasant hunting, the good old days aren’t all that far behind us. In 2007, state hunters harvested 650,000 roosters. Some areas of the state provided quality hunting comparable to the storied pheasant nirvana of the Dakotas. Unfortunately, it was the beginning of the
A fur trapper’s rendezvous is not a place where you would expect to find a fashion show. For the last two years, Ontario’s Northwestern Fur Trappers Association has featured models coming down the runway at its annual convention in Thunder Bay. The show is the brain child of Katie Ball, a former
The rumble of logging trucks is a sure sign of spring in my neighborhood. As the days grow longer, loggers are in a rush to get the timber harvested over the winter out of the woods before the county places spring weight limits on the roads. I watched the trucks drive by last Saturday while working
Some folks just won’t take no for answer. Less than a month after the armed takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge ended with many of the occupiers in jail, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership issued a press release stating the House Natural Resources Committee’s subcommittee