The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Outdoors

Outdoors
  • Get on up, or you’ll get left behind

    “Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.” —
    William Shakespeare

    July 3, 2014

  • Catfish, it's whats for dinner

    I think for far too long the catfish has had an image problem. They seemed to be the Rodney Dangerfield of the fish world. You know, they got no respect. Fortunately though (maybe unfortunately if you are a catfish), that seems to be in the past. They are a fish whose time has come.

    June 28, 2014

  • It’s more than a boat, it’s an adventure

    Growing up on Elk River, I couldn’t help being connected to the river and its waters. It is where I caught my first fish, learned to swim, paddle a canoe, to read water and throw a buzz bait, killed my first duck, gigged frogs and spent many a Saturday night fishing for catfish. We lived in a river bank community, and the Elk provided us with everything from water for our homes to all the recreation a young boy would need to fill his youthful requirements for adventure.

    June 28, 2014

  • Old friends at the beach

    If your summer vacation plans include a trip to an east coast beach, I can’t predict everything you might see. But one bird that I guarantee you’ll encounter many times is the laughing gull.

    June 28, 2014

  • 062214 Ellis.jpg Those magical summer evenings

    It’s starting to get real buggy out there. With the day’s heat and humidity creating pop-up afternoon thunderstorms as common occurrences, it’s a signal that the time is near. This is one of my favorite times of the year to slip into a spring-fed, laurel-choked creek and try to fool a wild trout into striking a big, ugly fly.

    June 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 062214 Ferguson.jpg Picking fresh berries is delicious fun

    There’s nothing that tastes better than fresh produce from the garden. Sure a little work is involved but it pays off in the end. I like the fact that I know where my food is coming from. That’s why I like to hunt and process my own deer as well.

    June 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pollinators keep the world green

    Every year, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture designates a week in June as National Pollinator Week. The effort is intended to draw attention to the invaluable services provided by bees, beetles, butterflies, flies, birds and other pollinators.

    June 22, 2014

  • 061914 Case.jpg It’s hard to beat Original Mountain Cur dogs, kids and sausage gravy

    What do you think is the greatest contribution to mankind from the American Southeast?

    June 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 061514 Ellis.jpg Granddad’s legacy lives on

    Granddad was a fisherman.  He was simply more than someone who liked to fish.

    June 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Go snorkeling and learn about aquatic life

    In just a few weeks temperatures will get uncomfortably warm. A great source of thermal relief is a spring-fed stream where one can wallow on a hot summer day. Such days are great opportunities to study aquatic life.

    June 15, 2014

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