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“The swans have been around about a week—there are about 60 plus in the group,” writes Judy Hurdle of the trumpeter swans spotted in Mason County. “They always stay by themselves and aren’t with the larger numbers of geese-snows and blues.”
Today, when the dishes are done, pull your boots on and burn off that second piece of pie. Go for a walk in the wild country. Get down over the hill where the holiday lights don’t shine, and give an all-natural Christmas present to yourself. STORY & COMMENTS
Groups representing states and cities in the Great Lakes region on Tuesday proposed spending up to $9.5 billion on a massive engineering project to separate the lakes from the Mississippi River watershed in the Chicago area, describing it as the only sure way to protect both aquatic systems from invasions by destructive species such as Asian carp. STORY & COMMENTS
Ernest Hemingway took me on an African safari before I knew I was in danger of exposing myself to literature. All I really knew was the Dark Continent was a far piece from La Harpe Crik and the most dangerous game I was going to encounter there was a skunk with an evil temper. STORY & COMMENTS