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The RoVing Naturalist: Climate change and succession

By Dennis Prichard I attended a meeting of forest ecologists some 20 years ago wherein the scientists presented speeches on what might happen in the...

The RoVing Naturalist: Snakes – What are they good for?

By Dennis Prichard I hear this all the time: “What good are ____?” Snakes, in this example. My reply is that you are asking the...

Snakes can be our “friends”

The RoVing Naturalist By Dennis Prichard SNAKES! Our worst fear? Not necessarily. Snakes rank right up there at the top of the list for people’s biggest fear...

All about banding hummingbirds – Fascinating!

The RoVing Naturalist By Dennis Prichard No doubt you have heard of bird banding – that activity biologists do to determine where birds go, how fast...

The RoVing Naturalist: The life and death of a sentinel

By Dennis Prichard The chainsaw smoked, sputtered and jerked to a halt. The fallen log reclining across the nature trail might have been dead but...

The RoVing Naturalist: Nest competitors: Two species of birds

By Dennis Prichard I hadn't been on the trail ten minutes when a bird shot past my face in a blur. In an instant my...

Cedars or junipers? What’s in a name?

The RoVing Naturalist By Dennis Prichard How some plants get their common names, I’ll never know. For example, all the days I was growing up in...

How to pick out binoculars and correctly use them – Did you know this?

The RoVing Naturalist By Dennis Prichard Sometimes we need a little help when we venture out into the natural world. No, I’m not talking about holding...

The RoVing Naturalist – It’s a Bluebird Day!

By Dennis Prichard Spring brings some really wonderful days of warm weather with clear blue skies, fresh green growth, renewed activity in all of nature...

The RoVing Naturalist – Too habituated: The squirrel and the brand-new Lincoln

By Dennis Prichard The story that follows was told to me by a very honest volunteer at a wildlife area. I believe every word to...

The RoVing Naturalist – Oh rats! … and the future of humanity

By Dennis Prichard Recently my wife and I were on our way to Texas to volunteer at a national wildlife refuge. We stopped for the...

The RoVing Naturalist: Uncommon crows

By Dennis Prichard Ever since I was a youngster I have been fascinated by crows. Something about their behavior has struck a curiosity in me...
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