Monday, June 26, 2017

Critter and bird report

I belong the Alabama Ornithological Society, which publishes "Alabama Birdlife," that includes counts of birds by knowledgable Individuals in differing seasons and differing areas...

MORE CARIBBEAN VACATIONS AND COSTA RICA

In my last column, I told about some Christmas time vacations in the Bahamas and the Caribbean. This week I'll tell about some of...

My trips to the Bahamas and the Carribean

Quite a while ago, I and other family members would fly southward around the last of December to escape the cold weather. Two trips...

Environmental reports: the good, bad and the ugly

Following are some environmental reports, some good, some bad, and some downright ugly. First the good. According to “World Wildlife,” in the past 100 years,...

Chipmunks, acorns and Monarch butterflies

When you hear a low-pitched ‘chuck, chuck’ sound over and over in a wood lot or in a shaded place around your house, it’s...

Episodes in Wayne County, Tennessee

In a past column I commented on my boyhood living with an aunt and uncle in Waynesboro, Tennessee, and how the place was a...

Goldenrods should be our state’s wildflower

by Bob Mount The state flower of Alabama is the Japanese camellia. It replaced the goldenrod in 1959, which had been Alabama’s flower since 1929,...

Where have all the critters gone?

By Bob Mount Janie and I had a house built in the country and moved in 28 years ago. Critters of numerous kinds were common...

Education of biologists deficient

A while ago, I and my former colleague, Dr. Dan Speake, were discussing some serious deficiencies in the training of some of the younger...

Some endangered species not on list

by Bob Mount The Endangered Species Act of 1973, signed into law by President Richard Nixon requires conservation of threatened or endangered species throughout all...