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February Is for the Birds Feb. 03, 2021

A Greener View

During the past year, we were often told to listen to or follow the science. Well, I am happy to rep... Read More

Birdbaths Oct. 14, 2020

A Greener View

Q: I had to work from home this summer, but I didn't mind, because I found a new passion. I love wat... Read More

Birds, Bees, Flowers and Frittatas at the Silver Star Inn Aug. 02, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Brian E. Clark A charm of ruby-throated hummingbirds buzzed at four feeders as photographer Tish ... Read More

Try Bird-Watching While You're Staying at Home May. 24, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Victor Block Joann and Bill Jessen excitedly train their binoculars on a stretch of salt marsh th... Read More

Amazonia: Not a Typical Tourist Destination Feb. 29, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Fyllis Hockman When I hike at home no one uses a machete to blaze the trail prior to walking on i... Read More

Highlighting an Important Topic Feb. 27, 2020

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: Please pass on this information to anyone who wants to donate blood. This is an importa... Read More

December 25, 2019 Dec. 25, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Readers: Merry Christmas. We hope you are fortunate enough to be with family and friends today.... Read More

Crows Nov. 06, 2019

A Greener View

Question: Every morning for the past few weeks, we have had a flock of crows sit in the trees above ... Read More

Tree Lichens Sep. 18, 2019

A Greener View

Q: I have a spruce tree that used to be perfectly shaped. The very top of the tree trunk has been br... Read More

Protecting the Grapevine Aug. 21, 2019

A Greener View

Q: We bought a grapevine on a whim at Home Depot. We planted it along a fence. It grew OK for a coup... Read More

Robin Migration Mar. 06, 2019

A Greener View

Have you seen your first robin yet? How about your first grackle or red-winged blackbird? Spring is ... Read More

You Can't Force Him to Love You Feb. 01, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am 53 and in love with a 33-year-old man. We've been together for three years, but the... Read More

Zinke to Migratory Birds: Drop Dead Sep. 13, 2018

Steve Chapman

On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 1... Read More

Scooters Outrun Law Sep. 12, 2018

John Stossel

I just zipped down a city street on an electric scooter. It cost me 15 cents a minute. Fast and fun!... Read More

Learning from DeMarco Apr. 11, 2018

Jim Hightower

Some are born with good luck, but I was 30 years old before Lady Luck smiled on me with full radianc... Read More

Nature's Great Bird Migration Under Threat by You-Know-Who Apr. 05, 2018

Froma Harrop

You could call it the Nebraska bird eclipse. At the first dart of morning light, so many sandhill cr... Read More

Back to the Family Nest Dec. 14, 2017

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I'm a 54-year-old single woman and a part-time college professor. I have three grown, su... Read More

Just Be Yourself Oct. 02, 2017

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 15 and a sophomore in high school. My two best friends are my age and both of them ... Read More

Word Hawk Swoops in on 'Fell' Apr. 19, 2017

The Word Guy

"One fell swoop." Most scholars believe it was William Shakespeare who first used this phrase, and h... Read More

Circling Vultures Feb. 25, 2017

Katiedid Langrock

Vultures have been circling my house for days. It's as if they know something I don't. As I write th... Read More