An Early Bloomer: Skunk Cabbage

Whenever we go out for a walk in the great outdoors, most of us have a tendency to focus on wildlife. Birds, butterflies, and mammals naturally capture our attention with color and motion. For those willing to investigate, the plant world offers…

Fire - Friend and Foe (Part II)

As disastrous as wildfires can be, such phenomena remain an integral part of the planet’s natural ecology - especially when it come to the health of our soil, streams, grasslands, forests, and wildlife resources. Many people consider all wildfire…

Fire - Friend or Foe (Part 1)

A few days ago, I received a request to write a blog regarding a very sensitive subject – fire and the natural environment. The recent wildfires in California, and the associated loss of human life and personal property, makes such a task…

A Long Short-Story About a Boy and His Dog

Remembering Maggie by Mike Roberts From the time I was a kid some of my favorite books, songs, and movies were themed about boys and their dogs. Topping that list were “Lassie” and “Old Yeller,” mainly because I could relate to the…

Let's Hear It For the Fans

We are always looking for ways to connect with NASCAR fans of Ward Burton. The Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation has a FaceBook page where we post news, photos, comments, contests, and the like so that we can interact with fans. We post some great…