Larger trout behave differently than smaller trout because they require more energy. For example, large trout aren’t going to target small flies as often as small trout do. This is because the energy return from feeding on small flies is less for large fish than it is for small fish. Therefore, catching monster trout is going […]
August, already?! We here at ParksByNature can’t believe it either. End your summer right by heading to one (or all!) of these great events at the State Parks. Woodsmen’s Show Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania August 1-3, 2014 Want to see lumberjacks fell, saw, carve, haul, axe and roll giant logs? Come celebrate the life of […]
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then animal mimicry is the highest. Mother Nature took camouflage to the next level with mimicry. In order to survive in this dog-eat-dog bird-eat-bug world, some creatures have evolved the ability to appear as other, more deadly creatures in a race for survival of the fittest. In this […]
iPhones and the great outdoors don’t always mix. An inopportune downpour or slip while crossing a stream can leave you with a soaked phone. While a wet and unresponsive iPhone is a frightening thing, there’s no need to panic-yet. By following these simple tips and tricks you may be able to reverse the damage. The […]
California is ideal for finding those rare birding moments. Even if you’re not readily searching, birds are bound to cross your path; all you have to do is listen and look. From loners, to bird flocks flying across the sky, one is always met by a new bird companion. In San Francisco, the Northwestern Blackbirds perch […]
Boating has been around for many years. Whether it is kayaking, canoeing, or being on a speedboat, it is something that you must experience to cool off from this summer heat. Here are a few reasons why you should experience boating. Stress Reducer School, work or errands can be stressful, but when you are out in the open […]
Some animals get all the attention. Like pandas. Pandas are great but what about pronghorn antelope? Can a panda run 55 mph? No. This blog post is dedicated to a few, lesser-known, but equally wonderful North American animals. Ring-tailed Cat When not living the glam life with its boa tail, the official state animal of […]
California stretches out from north to south, 800 miles of endless terrain and diverse geography. It’s home to a variety of ecosystems, climate zones, and wildlife. This expansive state has much to offer; its most notable ecological regions include the fertile lands of the central valley, the beaches of the west coast, the Sierra Nevada […]
Summer’s a perfect time to cozy up to Mother Nature. The weather’s nice, the grass is green, the ocean’s inviting, and what better way is there to enjoy a weekend than by hiking through tree-lined trails? (None, is the answer. There is no better way!) Just thinking about all the fabulous things we can do […]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock these last few years, you’re familiar with the term “gluten-free.” Gluten is a name for proteins in grains such as wheat, rye and barley. It’s the stuff that makes dough elastic. That’s why lots of people who eat gluten-free can’t eat breads, pastas, cereals, cookies, rice and cakes […]
We love camping because it gives us a chance to leave behind all the stress, all the technology, all the appliances, all the people, all the social media, all the television and video games…all the things that are fun? Let’s face it, sometimes camping can be boring. There’s usually one surefire way to bring some […]
Contributed by Al Quackenbush, The SoCal Bowhunter Right out of the box the SOG Woodline fixed blade knife separated the elk hide from flesh like it was warm butter. It was sharp, fit perfectly in my hand and was a comfortable weight. Even though I had bloody hands, the SOG Woodline fixed blade knife is an […]
Contributed by Bill Howard. I keep a backpack I use on those “special” hunting trips where I may be gone from home for several days in the wilderness. I keep things such as an extra fall restraint system (in case my safety vest were to either get damaged or get used for its purpose, I […]
Just when you thought a busy mother of three young children couldn’t possibly add one more thing to an already jam-packed schedule, Tiffany Akin proves there’s always room for adventure. The Campy Mom, as Akin’s known in the blogosphere, not only makes time for the outdoors but she also makes sure it’s part of her […]
Bill Howard‘s second offering of free gear is here! To enter, tell us in the comments section what you need for your next outdoor—you might just win your very own! We’ll announce the winner next Friday after our third installment. Good luck! LifeStraw Personal Water Filter I once posted that I find it as a […]
Starting today, and running consecutively for the following four Fridays, our contributor Bill Howard (Bow America) will be sharing his suggestions for best hunting and fishing gear under $20. Do you agree with his favorite finds? Be sure to tell us in the comment below, as we will be giving away some of these items […]
Contributed by Al Quackenbush, The SoCal Bowhunter Over the past two decades I have seen hunting backpacks grow in popularity and size. Not only cubic inches, but number of pockets and where we can strap things. Don’t be sucked into the thought that you have to fill each and every pocket or empty space with something. […]
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Contributed by Jacqueline Basallo, The Basallo Brainery. I have a confession to make: I’m a born-and-raised Miamian who can’t swim. (Even those of us who live within close proximity to the water have a hard time staying afloat.) I’ve mastered the doggy paddle and my underwater skills are up to par with Ariel but, beyond […]
Contributed by Will Jenkins, The Will to Hunt I’m a wimp, I hate the cold. Unfortunately I love hunting too much to let the cold keep me away. If you’ve ever been hunting you know that keeping warm is the biggest challenge in the late season and one of the reasons many people don’t hunt a […]
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