River Talk
Fawn follies

May and June are the time of the fawns. You may have seen them already in your yard or nearby fields or forests. It is when they are seen on or near a road that they are of most concern. When …

Forest finds and fineries

“I was walkin’ through the woods one day, in the merry merry month of May....” Yes, I’ve slightly adapted the song to suit my purpose here—to wake readers to …

Sneaky snakes

When we think of reptiles and amphibians, usually the first critters that come to mind are frogs and toads. Most of us have probably seen (and heard) more frogs and toads than any other reptile or …

Frozen waterscapes

We are past the middle of February, and the mild start of winter has now given way to more seasonable conditions. More temperatures in the single digits, as well as snow and ice, have resulted in a …

Winter woes and wonders

Here we are in the heart of winter, surrounded and confounded by massive amounts of snow. That such wondrous stuff can also wreak havoc upon our lives is a given at this time of year. As we forge our …