Songbirds Whistling in the Morning

The most delightful sound when waking up has to be songbirds whistling in the morning, welcoming a new day. If you sleep near a window, it’s heavenly when their airy songs drift into your room. Birders recognize these winged singers as songbirds. There are 4,000 species of songbirds, amounting to about half of the world’s birds. This includes warblers, tanagers,…

First Signs of Spring

The first signs of spring are all around us. Bees flocking to flowers, butterflies shedding their old skin, and birds singing in the morning. Spring blossoms gradually, but before we know it we’re in the middle of a flower field, so slow down, and take notice. Invite the family and the kids on a nature hunt to see who can spot the…

Five Species that Hibernate

Wintertime sends a lot of us hunkering down in our homes, cuddling under blankets and soaking in the warmth until spring comes back around. Many breathe sighs of relief as the weather starts to warm up and you feel more adventurous about getting outside and being active. Although the aversion to leave your bed feels…

5 Celebs Who Hunt

We often forget that celebrities are just ordinary people. When the basketball season ends or the movie wraps up, these people go back to being like you or us. It’s not like they’re dribbling basketballs, throwing touchdown passes, or attending red carpet events all day long. Former pros Karl Malone and Brett Favre grew up…

7 Songs About Bicycles

For almost 200 years the modern bicycle has been a popular form of transportation and recreation. Since Baron Karl von Drais introduced the bike forerunner the “dandy horse” (or Draisienne) to a curious public in 1817, the vehicle has only grown in popularity. For some it became the inspiration for writing a song, and from…

climate-change-means-birds

It’s no secret that wildlife are losing their habitats and resources due to climate change; these two words hover above us like a bad omen. Not to mention human expansion: it’s hard leaving ourselves out from the equation. Since the Industrial Revolution, human activity has increased CO2,  thereby creating a warming effect. So what does climate change mean for…

camping-out-of-a-kayak

With the popularity of kayaking and kayak fishing steadily on the rise, more and more people are beginning to get away from the traditional canoe and switch to kayaks for their camping excursions. But there are several things that a person must take into consideration before attempting to camp this way. Here are a few…