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Reptiles Return to Wheeler Gorge this Saturday

If your kids are curious about snakes, this Wheeler Center program is for them. Read story.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Kim's Kite: The Eyes Have It

Learn more about birds of prey this Saturday at Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center. Read story.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Adventure on the Sisquoc

Ray heads into the backcountry on a trip to check trail conditions after the Zaca Fire and winter rains. Read story.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Babes in the Woods at Wheeler Gorge

If you are a mom and dad with little kids in a stroller, this program at Wheeler Gorge offers one great opportunity to connect them with the outdoors. Read story.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

How Many Acorns Can a Woodpecker Store?

Young Fillmore resident closest guess to number of acorns a woodpecker can store. Read story.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Wheeler Center Celebrates Outdoor Day

Push the mouse aside, drop the remote, pull yourself out of the chair and give your kid a treat on Outdoor Day. Read story.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Tracks, Scats, Rubbermolds and Stories

Tour National Scenic Highway 33 on Outdoor Day and enjoy a great interpretive program too. Read story.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Best of I Madonnari

Ray takes a look at the best of the I Madonnari 2008 chalk art paintings, among which several stand out. Read story.

Friday, May 30, 2008

On the Road - Fallen Heroes

A sobering visit to Arlington Cemetery and the Vietnam Wall. Read story.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

On the Road - Washington DC

There are many things to see in Washington DC but it is the memorials that hit home. Read story.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

On the Road - Coal Town

Yesterday's trip had taken me across the eastern half of Kentucky. Though as beautiful as the western half as I neared the Appalachians the land gradually turned from rolling hills and grassland to tree-covered foothills and finally mountains. Near Pikesville I was full on into the mountains and as I entered Williamson, West Virginia the sings that this was coal mining country were everywhere. Read story.

Monday, April 7, 2008

On the Road - Kentucky Bluegrass

When I was a kid growing up in Cincinnati, we could look from the bluffs where the mighty Ohio River cut through across and see Kentucky on the other side. Read story.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

On the Road - Water, Water Everywhere

I opened the curtains to a welcome sight the next morning - clear skies. After 36 hours of never ending rain, I was looking forward to getting on the road again - to get an in depth look at the Ozark Mountains. Read story.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

On the Road - Into the South

Almost without notice the geography has changed: what were small dips and gentle knolls in Kansas are turning into larger hills and deeper dips. I'm edging my way into the Ozarks, through towns such as Newkirk, Ponca City and Pawhuska. The driving is easy with little traffic on the road and the hills and valleys picturesque. The towns are equally picturesque. Read story.

Monday, March 31, 2008

On the Road - Tornado Alley

It is just a handful of miles from Mullinsville to Greensburg, Kansas but far enough that the former was spared, the latter had been almost totally destroyed by an EF5 tornado - the strongest possible - on May 4, 2007, not quite a year earlier. Read story.

Friday, March 28, 2008
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