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Love is in the chilly air for these tough winged warriors

Love is in the chilly air for these tough winged warriors

Between Valentine's Day and the dawn of spring, the mother incubates the eggs, while the father brings her food, outdoors columnist explains
Hiking in the woods at night can be a wondrous experience

Hiking in the woods at night can be a wondrous experience

Allowing yourself to experience 'night vision' is the magic that makes a night hike work, says outdoors columnist
Groundhog Day makes little sense — let's celebrate the snowy owl

Groundhog Day makes little sense — let's celebrate the snowy owl

There are many winter critters that could be the centre of attention, says our outdoors columnist
Cabbage butterfly got lost on its way to its warm, winter den

Cabbage butterfly got lost on its way to its warm, winter den

Our outdoors columnist was surprised to find a butterfly fluttering around inside his home - in mid-January!
If you look closely, the landscape tells the natural history of the area

If you look closely, the landscape tells the natural history of the area

When the Wisconsin Glacier melted, it dramatically altered the landscape of our region, explains outdoors columnist
It's the time of year when even humans wish they could hibernate

It's the time of year when even humans wish they could hibernate

Many studies have been done to demystify the question of hibernation, notes outdoors columnist David Hawke, who has other tips to get through winter
Winter-hardy birds are eating up a storm in this mild weather

Winter-hardy birds are eating up a storm in this mild weather

January is when the great horned owl starts its breeding cycle, notes outdoors columnist on busy winter season for birds
A little lunar literacy to help you 'read the moon'

A little lunar literacy to help you 'read the moon'

Before modern technology, moon cycle helped people stay on schedule, outdoors columnist explains
The non-stop cycle of feast and famine is fascinating

The non-stop cycle of feast and famine is fascinating

Some birds stay put and eke out a harsh living, battling heavy snowfalls and cold temperatures, says outdoors columnist
Bird's nests are works of art, often hidden in plain sight

Bird's nests are works of art, often hidden in plain sight

As the leaves fall, the nests appear as if on display like exhibits in a museum; Each species has its own nest style, says outdoors columnist