Inspire Kids: Coastal Plains Herper

My six-year-old and I are almost finished with his snake book. I'll write about it when we're finished, but in short, it's a 3-ring binder "book" we started nearly two years ago because snakes are my son's passion. At least, he tells me he wants to learn about snakes and that he's going to study … Continue reading Inspire Kids: Coastal Plains Herper

Backyard Adventure (not for the faint of heart)

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on September 26, 2012. This past weekend our very own backyard provided us with an up close wildlife encounter.  My boys were playing in the backyard, and the way my son tells it, he was standing near our woodpile when he heard a squirrel screaming and a lot of … Continue reading Backyard Adventure (not for the faint of heart)