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The Great Outdoors

Magnificent Blob

Each year I am asked about the strange gelatinous masses that people see in our local lakes. These blob-like creatures range in color from clear to yellow or green, but

In the Mood

Last October I wrote an article about deer that included some aspects of their mating habits. It described mate guarding and the male deer or buck’s propensity to focus on

Devilish Detour?

It was a cool day in late October when I led a reconnaissance expedition of sorts to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, NJ. This was in

Hanging On

It’s fall and I’m all charged up about the changing colors. Locales without seasons would never work for me. Okay, truth be told, in February or March I’m ready for

Halloween Icon

Bats are the only mammals that can fly. Flying squirrels would more properly be called gliders since they can’t perform a sustained flight, but rather float from one place to

Nothing to Sneeze At

Our backyard has an unruly native wildflower garden. It is chockfull of pollinators like bees, wasps, and migrating butterflies. In the late summer and early fall sneezeweed, Joe Pye, asters,