Let’s Talk About Snakes

Let’s Talk About Snakes

photo courtesy of Dave Gibson I am always looking for topics for blog articles and often inspiration comes in the form of, what I call, citizen concerns.  I recently received three inquiries regarding snakes, which I know nothing about. I decided if three people...
It’s Not That Easy Being Green

It’s Not That Easy Being Green

If you are of a certain age, you will certainly recognize that song title! Frogs and toads are easily misidentified and misunderstood. You can’t get warts from touching or kissing them, most are not poisonous, and they provide a number of important benefits. ...
Is That Fish Safe to Eat?

Is That Fish Safe to Eat?

I recently received notification that Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) had updated their 303(d) list, a water quality testing list used to identify and prioritize waterbodies not meeting water quality standards.  I searched for waterbodies in...
Busy as a Bee

Busy as a Bee

Image courtesy of Dave Hunter, Crownbees I am sure you are well aware that across the world pollinators are in trouble.  Their decline is attributed to habitat loss, expanded pesticide use, introduction of invasive species, diseases and pests, and climate change....

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