Free Environmental Newsletters From The Guardian & The Hill

The New York Times and the Washington Post cover the environment to a certain extent, but it’s behind a pay wall. Some of the best environmental coverage I’m seeing is in the Guardian and The Hill, both of which are … Continue reading

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Bridge At Stanley Creek In Iffy Shape

We were out near Stanley Gap yesterday, down by the bridge over the creek south of the Aska Trails trailhead at the top of the gap. There’s a footbridge there that crosses the creek, and the trail heads southeast through … Continue reading

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Leaf Report

We’re probably pretty close to peak leaf color at this point. I don’t think it will be spectacular this year, due to all the rain, but the coming week will probably be as good as it gets. The forecast is … Continue reading

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Deer Season and How To Avoid It

Gun season for deer begins on Saturday, October 17 and runs until January 10. The first weekend will be the busiest. I would not go into the woods where hunting is taking place without wearing orange. An orange cap is … Continue reading

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More On The Bureau of Land Management

From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/10/william-perry-pendley-bureau-of-land-management-refuses-to-leave

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Leaf Update

After about ten beautiful, bone dry days that shaded into Indian summer, we’re finally getting some rain. That’s a good thing, as the trees need water. We were out in the Chattahoochee National Forest south of town yesterday, and we … Continue reading

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Leaf Report, Many Migrants, Beautiful Weather Continues

The really wonderful weather continues, a bit warmer, and also with less wind. Today has seen the most bird activity we’ve had, presumably migrants, as they will hardly sit still for an instant in their quest for food. I’ve been … Continue reading

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You Should Buy A Duck Stamp

Unless you are a hunter, you’ve probably never heard of a duck stamp. That’s beginning to change, because the birders are beginning to realize that it provides as many benefits to the birders as to the duck hunters. And that … Continue reading

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The Turning of the Year, And A Beautiful Day Today! Ballot Drop Box Is Installed At Courthouse

There’s a sense that the year has turned, and that we’re definitely headed into fall. Over the past seven days, we had over three inches of rain, but the weather has turned fair and cool. This morning was about 47 … Continue reading

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