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Magpies | Mill Creek Musings

Before our last snowstorm a pair of blue jays flew at my kitchen window.

January 2015 | Weather Watch

January 2015 made the phrase ”real Winter” a very appropriate way to describe a very cold January.

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Into the wild | Notes from the North Woods

I suppose it’s one of the most common afflictions of age, and it likely explains our unrelenting desire to return to familiar, natural surroundings.

New doors opening | Little Bits

Seven, eight, open the gate.” Did that conjure up any memories of your childhood? How about, “one, two, buckle my shoe?” I suppose you could stuff that in a category called Nursery Rhymes. It’s one of those things you learn very early and never forget.

Ladies Tea “Upsy Daisy” | Bakers Mills News

Again we can talk about the weather. Guess it is the norm for now.

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Ski Trails or Ski Tales | Johnsburg Historical Society

We moved to my wife’s home town (North Creek) in the late fall of 1969. I had a relatively new wife (2 and a half years) and a brand new daughter.

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Wild or not, off to the woods we go | Notes from the North Woods

Currently, the Adirondack Park remains the largest state protected area in the contiguous United States.

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Oil spill response | Conservation Conversations

Minus 18 degrees was displayed on the console of the truck when my cohort picked me up for the trip.

Feeding the birds | Bakers Mills News

Ron and Missy Allen, Julia and Caden went to New York City last Monday where Julia had to have heart surgery.

Cool days and cold nights | Notes from the North Woods

As I pen this week’s column on a cold Feb. 1 morning, there is a slight chill in the air. The thermometer reads -8 F, and a stiff wind is blowing in hard from the west. The sun is shining and the scene is idilic.

Explosion at Ticonderoga Mill | Bakers Mills News

This has been a very long hard week for so many people.

Preserving large carnivores | Notes from Planet Earth

Seventy-six European conservation scientists from twenty-five countries have recently pooled their efforts and reported that the numbers of lynx, wolves, brown bears, and wolverines living in various regions of Europe (exclusive of the British Isles, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia) have stabilized and begun to increase in number.

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It’s a good life | Notes from the North Woods

After being asked to describe his 60-plus year career as an Adirondack guide, the late Tony Deepe of Lake George claimed simply, “It’s been a good life.”

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Imperial Decisions | Conservation Conversations

Over 60 folks attended the NYS Department of Environmental Conservations Imperial Dam Fish Passage Project meeting held in Plattsburgh Jan. 21.

What goes around comes around | Mill Creek Musings

I recently realized the truth in the old adage, “What goes around, comes around”.