- Rick Brockway
- Friday, February 28, 2014
Animals' behavior a sign of wild winter
When I grew up, winter was much different. If we got a foot of snow, the schools and businesses never closed, because a storm like that was merely called flurries. Boy, have things ever changed.
- Friday, February 7, 2014
Opossum is unique in many ways
Many years ago, I saw my first possum. Yes, I know: It's opossum, not possum. But no one ever pronounces the 'O.'
- Friday, January 31, 2014
It can be too cold sometimes
With freezing temperatures and the Winter Olympics just a week or so away, I was reminded of a winter camping adventure many years ago.
- Friday, January 24, 2014
It's tough to say what you really did see
Every once in a while it's fun just to open that proverbial can of worms and see what comes out. The other day I was shopping in Hannaford's and someone told me he had seen a mountain lion last fall I wasn't going to burst his bubble, so I listened intently to his story.
- Friday, January 17, 2014
Unpredictable winter makes dressing a challenge
- Friday, January 10, 2014
Red or gray, foxes are one of nature's wonders
The other day I headed for Stamford and saw three crows feeding on something in the road.â€©
- Friday, January 3, 2014
Coyotes specialize at disturbing peace
Cállate translated from Spanish means shut up.
- Friday, December 27, 2013
Trees have it tough during harsh winters
My wife and I went to Maine the week before Christmas to visit some relatives. While we were there, you folks experienced a sudden change in the weather. Temperatures rose into the 60s and the snow quietly vanished without fanfare.
- Friday, December 20, 2013
Caution: Serpents and monsters lurk on area ski slopes
I'm sure many of you still remember the old Mt. Otsego Ski Area.
- Friday, December 13, 2013
Winter is great, but always be prepared for the worst
Winter is one of my favorite times of the year. It's not just that I love to ski, but it's a great time to be out in the woods. There's very little snow on the ground right now, so hiking can be a lot of fun.