Sonoran desert animals are awake and busy in the dark of night. Except for an occasional coyote kill or an owl’s hoot, the cottontail rabbits, javelina, and bobcats move about ever so quietly. The animals that come for a drink take turns at the water dish. Javelina travel in packs. They will get pushy and […]
The Santa Monica mountains were once a few blocks west of our home in Woodland Hill, CA. One day in about 1986 I was hiking at the crack of dawn at the foot of the mountains. Just as I entered a trail I was faced with a small but imposing bobcat. I took a U-Turn […]
1/ From mayfly egg to molting nymph, from deep channel into warming shallows, from the underwater shuck into floating dun’s regalia– the two-tailed fly… A few escape the charge of hungry trout, ascend into willows for the garb of ghostly spinners built to breed… The sexes wheel and clasp; some females seek their stream […]
Four Cypress-area 7-on-7 teams have qualified for the state tournament held in College Station June 28-29. (Click the link to find out which teams are in!)
Description: Grey foxes are small and secretive canines, and the only member of the family that can climb trees. They are sometimes mistaken for red foxes. However, grey foxes are slightly smaller, with shorter legs, and have coarse, salt-and-pepper grey hair. They have black markings on the head, nose, and muzzle, and a medial black […]
Before the 19th century, cougars were abundant across the American continent. In fact, the cougar was the most widely distributed land mammal in the Western Hemisphere. They were found in forests from tropical to boreal; from Chile to the Canadian Yukon. A lion living in the Arizona desert may appear different than one living in […]
I was chatting with KrisB about wines from the Northern Rhone. He was trying to ‘splain me why I should be more open-minded about Rhone wines [ed. if this doesn’t raise a Field Maus eyebrow…] “Over-extracted means medium for Fass and lightweight for Parker.” [ed. I don’t care who you are that’s funny]. Kris B […]
I’m envisioning the days of the Super Lakers: Magic Johnson (LeBron James), Kareem Abdul Jabar (Anthony Davis), Michael Cooper/James Worthy) Kawhi Leonard; and their epic finals battles against the Boston Celtics.
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Woke at 5 to birdsong I haven’t heard before. Though earlier, I’d heard the seemingly hourly train whistles approaching a crossing. Just one toot should be enough… Tried to sleep till six, but wasn’t working. Up, ablutions, soaked oats, went to wash the mug. Met Steve and Claire in the camper across from my tent. […]
Jun. 15–His last act as a Middleboro High School baseball player was to deliver a two-run walk-off hit to win the state championship. Kevin Huscher singled to center field to lift the Sachems past Hopedale High, 4-3, in Lowell for the Division 3 title in 2013. “That’s something no one can ever take away from […]
Last June I was walking through our field when I flushed a wild turkey hen. She emerged from the raspberry patch just a few feet away from me. I parted the thorny canes to reveal a nest on the ground lined with dried grass and containing nine large, creamy eggs, speckled with brown. Since we […]
Given the opportunity, which one should the Mavericks offer a max contract to this summer.