Finding the bull bluegill hangout

Finding the bull bluegill hangout

I caught a dozen bluegills the other morning.Pretty ho-hum news, right? Anyone with a fishing pole and a handful of bait can hook a practically endles...

May 19th, 2017 |  


May … hooray!

May … hooray!

All the world is glad with May — John BurroughsMay is magical. May is merry. May is magnificent! From poets to fishermen, bird-watchers to wildf...

May 7th, 2017 |  


Maddening, mysterious morels

Maddening, mysterious morels

Morel …Say the word to a mushroom enthusiast and their eyes light up. A conditioned response, like Pavlov’s dogs. They simply can’t ...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


Public meetings set for county’s mitigation plan

Staff ReportTROY — A public informational meeting to review the updated Miami County Hazard Mitigation Plan is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May...

April 20th, 2017 updated: April 22nd, 2017. |  


Listening to white-throats

Listening to white-throats

I was standing in the middle of the side yard, appraising the cheery yellow blooms of invasive lesser celandine. Their ever-expanding ranks now carpet...

April 8th, 2017 |  


Spring is here!

Spring is here!

Hooray! Spring is here, in both fact and deed!Last week’s passing equinox made it official. While clumps of nodding daffodils on the hillside, a...

March 25th, 2017 |  


Night thrills

Night thrills

The thin ribbon of sound came threading through the darkness. A sharp ululation—faint, possibly heading my way.I held my breath, listening inten...

March 11th, 2017 |  


Signs of certain spring

Signs of certain spring

Truncated February has all but run it course. Meanwhile, blustery March — that old “in like a lion” month — impatiently awaits...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Fickle February

Fickle February

Years are as individualistic as people. So, too, are the dozen months which mark their circular journey — their variation from year-to-year diff...

February 11th, 2017 |  


Winter’s downslope … maybe

Winter’s downslope … maybe

January is gasping its last, while February awaits its passing—eager to push the used-up remains of this first month aside and take over. The sh...

January 28th, 2017 |