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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

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Backyard and Beyond: Photos of some backyard wonders

Isn’t this the truth: “It’s amazing the amount of wildlife you can see in your own backyard,” wrote Lew Troast Jr., after spotting a short-tailed shrew trying to drink from a birdbath sitting on the

Backyard and Beyond: Cavity nest season

Terry Kogowski was startled to find a hitchhiking cecropia moth attached to his tailgate when he arrived at his destination. “It stayed for a couple of hours, then disappeared,” he says.

Backyard and Beyond: Time for nature’s new arrivals

Is there anything more “aww”-inspiring than springtime’s red fox youngsters? Darlene Herbster knew where to look for kits this spring, because she’s seen the adult female in the same area for the past four years

Backyard and Beyond: Signs of spring are all around

Muskrats are semi-aquatic rodents that spend much of their lives in water, gathering and eating aquatic vegetation. The one spied by Bret Cool is bringing its prize, a “bouquet of leaves,” back to its den,

Backyard and Beyond: Nesting season arriving

Wood ducks arrived back in our region starting in early March, intent on raising the next generation. These handsome ducks are cavity nesters, so a pair will explore trees for a good nest site, as

Backyard and Beyond: A heron on hard water

Great blue herons engage in some “hard-water” fishing, too, as evidenced by the big bird observed by Vern Lemasters. He reports that the heron eventually was able to chip a frozen fish out of the

Backyard and Beyond: Eagles on thin ice

Ice fisher folk are being warned about unsafe ice all over our region during this weird winter, but maybe someone should have told a pair of bald eagles in Ohio.

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