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BearWise Tips for Fall | CC

Photos available As fall approaches, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds residents and visitors that our state's black bears are more active in search of food. You can help prevent negative interactions with…

Flying is for the birds

When I was growing up, my family would travel to our vacation destinations. That usually meant getting in the Aerostar and driving west on I-40 to Albuquerque.I didn't fly until I was nineteen. I got married into a family of flyers.…

Riparian Reserve at Water Ranch

Summer temperatures are high, but many parks in the Phoenix metro area still offer some respite from the scorching heat. Of note is the Water Ranch waterfront reserve in Gilbert. This park is a scenic and essential habitat where a variety…

The DeBruyns’ Final Chapter

David DeBruyn was born in 1877. In 1893 he started working in the LaHuis grocery store and haberdashery. He married Henrietta "Trixie" Bosch and together they had three children: Robert, Donald and Evelyn.Evie DeBruyn Van Dorp has been the…

The marvelous bird of the barge

The godwit is a conspicuous member of the sandpiper family that is clearly feathered with a long black tail and wings, with a long pinkish colored beak that towards the end turns skyward, giving it the celestial title of identification.…