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Critter Cams

Working as a Park Ranger with the National Park Service, I would frequently get asked the following question: “What’s the best time of the day to see wildlife?” In the mountains, my answer frequently disappointed. “Honestly, most of our wildlife are most active at night.” In fact, one night as…

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All About Moose

I clipped the leashes on the dogs and sleepily took them out for do their business at 7 a.m.  Shawnee instantly fixated on the forest below, intently staring.  Soon, I realized that yes indeed, the moose had returned and were bedded below our house near our septic field. Since moose…

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Groundhog Day or Marmot Day?

As is the case most years, a crowd of people gathered in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania yesterday to watch a rodent come out of his den.  As lore has it, if he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter, and if not, we will have an early spring….

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Things that scream in the night

As soon as I stepped out of the car, the sound sent a chill down my spine.  It came from over on the hillside, but in the black of a night, I couldn’t see anything.  At first, I thought it to be a child screaming, or a woman in pain….

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