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Tips for Identifying Animals That Pass in the Night

Tips for Identifying Animals That Pass in the Night

Country living gives us a front-row seat to listen for and observe various nocturnal creatures. In this article, outdoorsman Jim Mize shares tips on...

How to Teach Kids to Build A Campfire Safely: A StepByStep Guide

How to Teach Kids to Build A Campfire Safely: A Step-By-Step Guide

Learning how to build a campfire is a rite of passage for country and city kids, but it must be done with great adult intention and attention to...

10 Fall Activities to Do in the Country

10 Fall Activities to Do in the Country

Looking for fun fall activities to do in your rural area or small town? Check out these 10 creative ideas the whole family will enjoy, from picking...

The Science Behind Why Leaves Change Color in Autumn

The Science Behind Why Leaves Change Color in Autumn

Country living near forests affords one a beautiful view of fall colors. But have you ever wondered why leaves change color in Autumn? Read on to...

How a Growth Mindset Improved My Hunting

How a Growth Mindset Improved My Hunting

One new hunter shares the joys and challenges of her journey of getting started hunting as an adult.

The Best Weather Gadgets To Track Conditions in Rural Areas

The Best Weather Gadgets To Track Conditions in Rural Areas

In some rural places, the weather can vary significantly from the local weather report. Outdoorsman Jim Mize shares his favorite low-tech and...

The Importance of Wildlife Corridors the Landowner's Role in Preserving Biodiversity

The Importance of Wildlife Corridors & the Landowner's Role in Preserving Biodiversity

Discover how wildlife corridors are helping reconnect fragmented sections of animal habitat while increasing human safety, plus how to use your rural...

Ecotourism Uplifts Communities in Rural Alabama

Ecotourism Uplifts Communities in Rural Alabama

Discover how Alabama Audubon’s Black Belt Birding Festival helps birds, ecosystems and people in the state’s rural south-central region. 

Summer Musing

Summer Musing

The final days of summer are upon us! A gardener and nature lover shares recipes and musings to inspire appreciation of the season.

Fishing Saltwater: How to Switch from Fresh to Saltwater Fly Fishing

Fishing Saltwater: How to Switch from Fresh to Saltwater Fly Fishing

Get step-by-step tips on how to convert your freshwater fishing gear to salt water from an angling expert.