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Backyard Bears & Other Outdoor Musings

With multiple local bear incidents in the last week and my inclination for spending my spare time outside, in or around the woods, I’ve been thinking about living in such close proximity to wildlife as we do North Van, and what that means in terms of ensuring both their and our well-being. 526 more words

Kat's Picks

Kakalu® 3 Pairs Breathable Adjustable Elastic Boy's Girl's Infant Toddler Baby Kneepads

Love these and my grandson did not seem to be alright with wearing them for the day. Once I got them on my “daredevil Bordeaux” he was off and crawling. 166 more words

Zika Virus & Pregnancy

Zika Virus & Pregnancy


Ture Carlson and Tyler Zerwekh, DrPH

Shelby County Health Dept., Environmental Health Services Bureau

There has been a lot of news coverage on Zika virus the past couple months. 723 more words

Infant Mortality

Explore NY State Parks On Snowmobile

You may not see any snow when you look out the window right now, but winter is here and now is the time to think about all of the outdoor activities it brings. 277 more words

Fun & Games

Hiking in Bear Country: 5 Tips to Stay Safe

Hiking is one of my favorite things to do while traveling. It’s a great way to get outside, breathe fresh air, and see some of the most beautiful landscapes imaginable. 518 more words


Safe Outdoor Exploration for Cats

Here’s my article from Animal Wellness, Vol. 17, Issue 4.

My husband and I often joke that we bought our house for the cats. It has lots of sun-filled bay and picture windows with unencumbered views of the yards. 23 more words


Safety First! 7 Tips for Staying Safe in the Great Outdoors

When thinking about outdoor safety, most Americans will recall the Boy Scouts’ famous motto, “Be Prepared.” In many respects, that motto has formed the cornerstone of modern outdoor safety education. 794 more words