Bird hunter had strong connection to his shotgun

If you share my interest in bird hunting, you’ve had the pleasure of wandering aimlessly through the uplands looking for a dog. Sometimes, you find them resting beside your vehicle, sometimes straggling behind with some kind of...

Research farm hosts Field Crops Day

In late July and early August, farmers attend company and university field days to see how new products, new technologies, and practices affect a growing crop. It is an opportunity for farmers to visit with experts and researchers, as...

What were those cuts in the I-75 pavement?

Q: What was ODOT checking when, a year or two after Interstate 75 was resurfaced, a series of rectangles were cut through the road, then repaved? They seem to be the same distance apart and are very noticeable in the southbound left...

Cooper’s hawk causes debate over ‘anting’ behavior

Birding can be fascinating. It doesn’t take a lot of equipment to get started, just a good identification guide, binoculars and a notebook to document your observations. It’s also a good idea to keep a camera handy. Jim...

Corn pollination problems unlikely

Corn has tasseled, which means pollination has begun. It’s a critical time in corn production. If pollination does not occur, a farmer will have ears of corn with few to no kernels. Pollination transfers pollen from the male...

Where does ‘A Little Prayer’ come from?

Q: I’ve enjoyed reading, clipping and passing along (“A Little Prayer” on the comics page) to whatever group I am giving devotions to. Where do these prayers come from and who writes them? — Lynda Beatty,...

Applications being accepted for controlled hunts

The Division of Wildlife is now accepting applications for controlled deer and waterfowl hunts on selected public areas during this fall’s hunting seasons. Hunters have until Friday, July 31, to submit applications for a random...

Flooded garden or yard? 10 tips

Besides farmers’ fields, gardens and yards have also been affected by the wet weather. Some tips to consider if your garden has been affected by heavy rains: 1. Under saturated conditions, mulch should be pulled back from around...
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