Blog Posts from Fresh Afield - 2009

A Benefit of Age

Mar 20, 2009

I had another birthday recently and find myself rapidly closing the gap toward age 60.

Litter Hurts Wildlife: Skunk in a Box

Mar 16, 2009

Whoever tossed out that empty cocoa box probably thought nothing about it.

What's Up with the Missing Wildlife?

Mar 10, 2009

What has happened to all of the ___ (fill in the blank)? That’s a question that I hear frequently from concerned citizens.

First Archery State Tournament

Mar 05, 2009

It looks like there will be a great turnout this coming Saturday, March 7, 2009, for the first state tournament of the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP).

Citizen Conservation Gets Younger

Mar 03, 2009

Last year I posted from the Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC) gathering as part of the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM).

Get Your Goose!

Feb 23, 2009

If you’re outside and happen to hear a very distant cry way, way up in the sky, you may catch of glimpse of high-flying snow geese now making their way north.

Heart Beats for Wildlife

Feb 13, 2009

With Valentine’s Day near, it seems a natural time to get to the heart of the matter.

Considering Coyotes

Jan 23, 2009

A coyote is staring at me. Fortunately, it’s on the wall in my office, peering out from the January page of the Missouri Department of Conservation's Natural Events Calendar.

Enjoy Freedom and Nature at Conservation Nature Centers

Jan 15, 2009

What does the outdoors mean to you? That’s one question we asked more than 100 Missourians ages 25-40 in a series of focus groups in six cities across the state.

Help for Landowners with Ponds, Forests and Fields

Jan 09, 2009

In the next week or two, someone will be spreading native grass and flower seeds on almost 20 acres that a we’re trying to convert to prairie.