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Ever heard the terms perigee and apogee? Here is a quick definition.

In the past century, an "air tide," or shifting of the atmosphere, has been recognized and studied.

Earth experiences proxigean tides—an extraordinary tidal range that, when combined with other factors (such as unusually low barometric pressure or onshore winds), can cause erosion on coastlines, among other problems.

The following is a explanation of spring and neap tides in relation to lunar and solar cycles.

Fishermen rarely divulge their favorite fly-fishing spots but Phil Monahan, former editor of American Angler magazine and fishing guide in Alaska and Montana, offers his suggestions in the chart below.

Here are 20 fly-fishing terms, defined by Silvio Calabi, author of The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Fly-Fishing, (Henry Holt & Co., 1993).

Arbor: the spindle, or axle, of a fly reel

Bucktail: animal hair used in fly tying


Suet is the perfect bird food recipe for the winter months when birds' food sources dwindle. Suet is loved by nuthatches, woodpeckers, wrens, chickadees, cardinals, and most insect-eating birds.

To attract your birds to your garden or backyard, you need shrubs and plants that provide food and shelter.

The Praying Mantids, or mantises, have fascinated humans throughout time. If you're among the curious, read on . . .

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is the best known of the 100 or so milkweed species native to North America. The name "common" fits the plant well because when not in bloom, it goes pretty much unnoticed, growing humbly along roadsides, in fields, and in...

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