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Winter Birds Commonly Seen at Feeders

Winter Birds Commonly Seen at Feeders By Steve Roark A favorite winter pastime of mine is to maintain a bird feeding station, observing the visitors, keeping a list of birds that show up each season. I know a lot of … Continue reading

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The Green Things of Winter

The Green Things of Winter By Steve Roark   Compared to the other seasons, winters seem pretty colorless, with the leaves off the trees and laying brown on the ground.  But through closer observation you can see plants that remain … Continue reading

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A Taste of the Wild: Watercress

A Taste of the Wild: Watercress By: Steve Roark If you want to experience the taste of a wild fresh vegetable in the dead of winter, give watercress a try.  Picked at the right time, it makes a good addition … Continue reading

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A Weird Twist on Snow

A Weird Twist on Snow By Steve Roark A lot of folks had their first taste of snow recently, and since snow is more welcome during the Christmas season, I decided to use it as this week’s topic.  Trouble is … Continue reading

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Lesser Known Christmas Traditions

Lesser Known Christmas Traditions By: Steve Roark The Christmas traditions we are all familiar with: Holly, mistletoe, Christmas trees, all were imported to the US from Europe, the United Kingdom in particular.  There are other traditions still celebrated in the … Continue reading

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Chestnuts Roasting

Chestnuts Roasting By: Steve Roark One of the more popular Christmas carols is “The Christmas Song”, sometimes called “Chestnuts Roasting”.  The first line goes (sing it with me): “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”.  It occurred to me that most … Continue reading

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Having More Squirrel

Having More Squirrel By: Steve Roark Squirrel hunting is a popular pastime in our area, second only to rabbits in the small game category.  For woodland owners that want to encourage high squirrel populations, the key is having the right … Continue reading

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