Nocturnal animals and human night owls may rejoice during the winter solstice. On the winter solstice, people can witness the Earth's longest night and shortest day of the year for their respective hemispheres. For individuals living in the northern hemisphere,…
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), North America’s largest conservation organization, has been working aggressively for years to raise awareness of and implement action against the continued spread of invasive Asian carp. Like many problems facing our environment and the natural…
When it comes to freshwater fishing, I don’t know how you could argue anywhere is better than Michigan. The entire state is surrounded by the Great Lakes and is home to countless natural inland lakes and some of the most…
Mulching leaves will save you work, improve your soil, and add nutrients. If you choose to rake up your leaves, it can cost you in the long run. Your local taxes will pay for the trucks that sweep up your…
If I were in charge, every month would be October except for April. There is not enough time in October to scratch the surface of all the outdoor opportunities the month offers across the Midwest. If you’re like me, it’s…
Preparing a property for winter involves putting away lawn furniture, raking leaves, and removing any annual plants that have shriveled up and spent the last of their energy. It can be tempting to want to clean up completely and leave…
Friends and I were talking the other day about the future of hunting. Our optimism isn’t great. We know national numbers are declining, but because of our rural way of life, it doesn’t seem like hunting is in trouble because,…
With Labor Day behind us, and cooler temperatures setting in, it’s time to start the process of reflecting on another summer gone by. Plenty of trips were taken, and many memories were made, but now having been the proud owner…
Perhaps more so than in any other year of my life, I am ready for archery deer season to open. Thankfully, the wait is just about over. Archery season for deer opens September 15 in Missouri. As often as possible…
Tending to backyard vegetable gardens can fill many hours of enjoyable downtime in the great outdoors. What's more, the bounty produced by such gardens provides healthy, fresh foods to gardeners and their loved ones. Although spring and summer are widely…
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