April 13 Winning Teams

The 2019 Great Parks Bass Series tournament circuit kicked off at Miami Whitewater Forest Lake on April 13. A chilly morning gave way to a beautiful sunny afternoon for 34 teams who were eager to test their skills on a lake notorious for big fish. That reputation continued to grow as we saw big fish […]

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Signs of spring have been popping up the last few weeks. The sunshine, warming temperatures – even a short morning drizzle all have me daydreaming of the many miles of hiking and backpacking that lie ahead this year. I cannot wait to get my boots muddy! As an avid hiker and backpacker, I have had […]

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Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)

Stripes may look good on your cat, but don’t get the striations from Mephitis mephitis mixed up with your pet. You might end up with an acrid stench you won’t be able to easily get rid of. About the same size as the average pet cat, striped skunks have a small head and short legs. […]

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Spotted Salamander

  If you were to make a list of animals rarely seen in our area, you probably would not put a salamander on that list. However, spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum) are one our region’s most elusive finds. Surprisingly, it is not due to their rarity. But rather, their lifestyle. Scientists group spotted salamanders into a […]

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