July 19, 2015

OK, maybe as an outdoorsman I should not be talking about anybody else's obsession, but I can't help myself.


Last night, we went out for pizza (let somebody else heat up their place with the oven). As we crossed the rail tracks heading out of town, we spotted three guy...

March 28, 2015

Dozens of robins sat around sidewalks, roads and any grassy area with their feathers puffed so thick they looked like some sort of avian Sumo wrestler.

(Surely you knew I would find a video like this.)


What do robins do on a morning like this? By like this I mean a...

March 22, 2015


Take it easy big fellas, no, I did not find any morels along Route 394 in Chicago's south suburbs. Though I have it on good authority that they are there.


I'll get back to morels.


The racket of robins erupted all around as Lady and I set off before dawn. Beneath their...

March 14, 2015

A wall of avian sound--cooing of mourning doves in all idrections, robins from trees and lawns, blackbirds and grackles in trees and flights by the dozen overhead, a few Canada geese cackling in the distance--washed around me and Lady, our family's mutt, as we rambled...

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