Young Bucks Outdoors

Prepare, stay aware and be safe exploring the outdoors in fall and winter

Prepare, stay aware and be safe exploring the outdoors in fall and winter

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Experienced hikers add a paper map and a compass to their pack as a safe backup for a cell phone map. Photo courtesy Maximillian Schiffer. As temperatures chill, fall leaves blow away and snow arrives in colder climates, hikers of all ages are preparing to spend enjoyable hours exploring the outdoors. All outdoor recreation—even the shortest hike—requir...

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New gates protect at-risk bat habitat

New gates protect at-risk bat habitat

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: About 10,000 gray bats, an endangered species, use Weaver Cave in Anniston during the summer. Important bat habitat in north Alabama has recently been protected in what Nick Sharp of the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division considers possibly the highlight of his career as the Division’s bat expert. Steel gates have been installed on Weave...

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YBO Critter Tales

Migration music: Owls pipe up while sparrows steal the show
Migration music: Owls pipe up while sparrows steal the show

By Buckmasters Online

If it’s fall, it’s time for some sky watching and migration reports. Throughout the Mississippi Flyway, the massive bird highway in the sky that stretches from the southern reaches of the Gulf of Mexico to the chilled Canadian t... READ MORE


The fascinating dragonfly—speed, beauty and agility
The fascinating dragonfly—speed, beauty and agility

By Buckmasters Online

In mid- to late summer, we often marvel at the dragonfly stunt pilots we find near bodies of fresh water. They’re beautiful, entertaining and intriguing. “People are fascinated with finding dragonflies and damselflies,” sa... READ MORE


Are you ready for the BIG Buzz?
Are you ready for the BIG Buzz?

By Buckmasters Online

The cicadas are coming! The cicadas are coming! Photo: Brood X, a 17-year periodical cicada is due to emerge by the millions. Sometime between early May and early July 2021, large areas of the Eastern United States will be filled with the b... READ MORE


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