Sixty Swans A-Swimming – Flathead Beacon

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Retired ornithologist Dan Casey looked through the trees on the eastern edge of the Flathead Waterfowl Production Area, waiting for something to flit among the branches in response to his call.

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“They usually respond well to this call,” Casey said. “It’s like a generic frequency or alarm call.”

Casey is one of thousands of bird enthusiasts worldwide taking part in the 121st annual Christmas Bird Count.

The

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How One Race Is Making Things Safe When it Comes to COVID-19

Photo credit: Grizzly Media
Photo credit: Grizzly Media

From Bicycling

With COVID-19 restrictions continuing to cancel in-person races, many athletes are feeling virtual event fatigue. There are only so many times you can race yourself against the clock in your own neighborhood.

That’s why Old Man Winter Rally, traditionally a one-day winter biking and running event in Lyons, Colorado, has come up with a new solution.

Want to become a stronger, smarter rider? Sign

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Shelter in place? No thanks, I’m going camping

pokaOn the Friday of an unusually warm weekend in early October, my wife, kids and I raced south on Interstate 57 for almost 4 hours to get in one last camping trip of the season.

There were no reservable sites available online for Coon Creek Recreation Area on Lake Shelbyville, but there were a number of spots we could claim in person. I announced to my family that there would

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After a pandemic car crash, I want to drive a lot less

Before I get into this column about how the coronavirus pandemic and a car crash combined to push me to try shedding my personal vehicle dependence, I want to remind you that I, like you, am also in the future enjoying the infinite wisdom of hindsight.

A few weeks ago, my friend and housemate asked an innocuous question: “What are you doing tonight?”

My answer, which might as well be

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