I drove to a national park with my husband for a nature-filled retreat this summer. The drive was long and the hour twilight. The roads were gray and shadowed, trees forming triangular apparitions on either side.
Always leash your dog or puppy when conditioning her to livestock, and stay at least 20 feet outside the other animal's enclosure. A cow may charge or kick a dog that enters their personal space.
The first deer crossed the road well ahead of the car while my 16-year-old son was driving. It was a clear, sunny day, and we were on the back-roads o...
I couldn't explain that it's complicated, that darkness can seep into anywhere, blotting out light. It can happen anytime, anywhere, to any of us. If my mother had said that to me at his age, I would have gotten in bed and pulled the covers over my head. It all would have seemed horrifyingly pointless.
As the amount of daylight decreases over the next couple of months, the state is reminding drivers to pay close attention to the road and to be on loo...
I'm done fighting with Mother Nature. Someday I hope to afford professional landscapers who are more equipped to fight off vermin and don't take it personally.
This covers many words used for money, although there are many more used less often. The exact history of "bucks" used for "money" is uncertain, but the leading theory, which seems likely, is that "bucks" came about as a substitute for money in the 1700s, when deerskins were a common medium of exchange for other items of value.
I can live with rabbits in my garden, even if I don't like them. Let's do all we can to people whose homes are in or around national parks and protected areas, to live with wildlife that they would likewise prefer to live without.
The first things to look for if you think a wild animal of any age needs rescue are the Five C's. If an animal demonstrates any of these five symptoms, it is an emergency and he needs immediate help.
The rest of us don't need to have absolutes declared about nature. Is the predator absolutely the big force, or is the vegetation absolutely the big force? Wait a minute, maybe the hippos are the big force?
You are engaged in something as routine as your evening commute, and in an instant something dreadful befalls you. On this night, the dreadful thing befell the deer, not me. But I know now: This is how fast life shatters.
Photos by Paul Ross A month ago, if you mentioned "hunting" to me, I would turn blue, as though my oxygen supply had been cut off. Guns? Shooting inn...
Some years ago, I read a story in the local paper about how 11 moose were killed in Colorado that hunting season by hunters who thought they were elk ...
The effects of climate change are starting to be seen, and will get worse. What then?
They look like Bambi. Those adorable, innocent eyes. The quickened quiver of their noses. The pointed poise of their ears. Dear deers... they are destroying my garden!