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Beware the ripple effects when creating an 'avian tavern'

Beware the ripple effects when creating an 'avian tavern'

Nesting boxes are a way of keeping birds within easy viewing distance while providing a service to their chances of survival, says outdoors columnist
There's nothing quite like the allure of a wood-burning fire

There's nothing quite like the allure of a wood-burning fire

There are many anecdotes and bits of lore that go with firewood collecting and burning, says outdoors columnist
A cool story of frost, ice and snow

A cool story of frost, ice and snow

'Frost, ice and snow are just winter versions of summer’s dew, mist and rain,' says outdoors columnist
House-bound? Look around and see what 'wildlife' you can find

House-bound? Look around and see what 'wildlife' you can find

The attic, the basement, the back of the closet, maybe even under the bed .. there are so many places for wildlife to hang out in the house, says outdoors columnist
Ravens fly with Olympians' grace and an 'eerie' level of intelligence

Ravens fly with Olympians' grace and an 'eerie' level of intelligence

Ravens have a language (over 30 different sounds) and can communicate messages to other ravens, says outdoors columnist
<b>COLUMN:</b> Lockdown sparks love of nature that threatens our parks

COLUMN: Lockdown sparks love of nature that threatens our parks

Communication and education of respectful land ethics are being stressed … will the masses hear it? Response will be telling, says columnist
For plants and animals, it's certainly not the 'dead of winter'

For plants and animals, it's certainly not the 'dead of winter'

Whether the snowdrifts are piled over your car or barely over your boot-tops, natural rhythms and events are still rolling out, says outdoors columnist
Did you know those reviled burrs are the secret behind Velcro?

Did you know those reviled burrs are the secret behind Velcro?

A Swiss chemical engineer, frustrated by trying to remove burrs from his dog, developed the game-changing fastener
When it comes to COVID-19, 'because I said so,' doesn't cut it

When it comes to COVID-19, 'because I said so,' doesn't cut it

Our outdoors columnist provides concise answers to questions many are asking about the global pandemic
Something to chew on: What's the difference between rabbits and hares?

Something to chew on: What's the difference between rabbits and hares?

When it comes to telling these Lagomorphs apart, it's mainly in the teeth, outdoors columnist explains