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The “Wiley” Coyote?

Driving down Ridge Road in the dark, the glowing orbs caught my eye.  A dog?  A fox?  Then, its gray, fluffy tail caught my eye along with its pointy nose.  The coyote slunk across the road and meandered off through the snow.  Scrounging for food, I’m guessing. Perhaps no wild…

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Christmas Bird Count

What I Don’t Know I have a confession. Working as a Park Ranger for 17 years, most people assume certain things about me. They think I know stuff.  In fact, most visitors consider Park Rangers an expert on all things living — plants, trees, flowers, wildlife.  Especially wildlife. “How big…

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Your Grandmother Lied — Bears Don’t Hibernate

Sitting at the table eating Sunday breakfast, Bryon and I lazily read the newspaper.  Since I was a kid, Sunday breakfast has always been a tradition with my family, so it only made sense that we continued it.  Waffles, pancakes, omelettes, hash browns, and bacon on a cold Sunday morning…

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The Mating Game — Moose Edition

A plaintive cry cut the air during the morning hours.  What is it? I initially thought that perhaps one of the dogs had become ill and was howling out of pain.  A quick look at Logan and Shawnee just produced wagging tails, with ears pricked up.  The sound had caught…

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