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Snipe Hunt

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] I told my friend to bring his son, and we would go find some cranes to watch.  I said they were not making much noise now since they were already mated and on the nest, but that all of the other birds were making a racket, and the [...]

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Wasting Time

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] If you have read a few of these essays it may have occurred to you by now that a good share of my life has been spent wasting time.  You got that right.  I plead guilty.  Watching wildlife does not amount to much.  I was deemed too dull [...]

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Jungle Out There

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]   Who or what could possibly want to hurt such a sweet, beautiful creature as a skipper butterfly.  There are lots of skipper butterflies in the world, maybe thirty-five hundred species world-wide, and somewhere around two hundred and fifty in North America.  The European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola), known [...]

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Run Like a Bunny

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Well, not exactly.  Actually they can run faster than rabbits or hares.  Fact of the matter is, they can run faster than anything on the planet except the cheetah, and the cheetah is drained and done after four or five hundred [...]

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How Things Turn Out

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Sometimes things do not turn out as we had hoped.  Now that I think of it, make that a lot of the time.  Maybe most of the time.  Ask any of the fifty percent of Americans who have been divorced at least once about this.  Or any of [...]

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