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Category: Nature

Black bears in southwest Mississippi

A friend of mine caught these pics of a black bear near Natchez Mississippi.  This is super cool, because the black bear (Ursus Americanus) was driven nearly to extinction in Mississippi in the 1970’s.  In 1984 Black bear was listed as endangered and critically imperiled in Mississippi. It […]

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Pearl River Clean Sweep

This weekend the Roaming Parkers and our local Scout Troop participated in the 2017 Pearl River Clean Sweep, in which volunteers went out to various sites in the 490 mile Pearl River Basin all the way from Nanih Waiya (where the Choctaw Nation emerged from the earth many […]

red spider lily (lycoris radiata) against a field of out-of-focus spider lillies

Global weirding

The weather and climate and seasons have been wacky this year! Everything budded and bloomed 3 weeks early this year. The entire summer was rainy and temperate instead of unbearably hot and muggy. But guess what has been unbearably hot?  My jalapenos from my garden are usually very […]

What does wilderness mean to you?

A while back I was with a group of hikers on a trek through the Black Creek Wilderness in Southeast Mississippi.  To set the tone for a trek through an officially designated wilderness area, I asked them two questions, “What does the word wilderness mean?” and, “What images […]