Jack McShane

FIELD NOTES: THE WRONG HOLLOW – January 2018

FIELD NOTES: THE WRONG HOLLOW - January 2018

Toxic squirrels? Could it be that our red squirrels are so toxic that their predators won’t eat them? Well it appeared this way as I left two fresh killed up where I set my trail cam, which is usually baited with meat table scraps, and, as always scavenged by coyotes, bears or raccoons the first night.

FIELD NOTES: CHAOS IN THE NATURAL WORLD – December 2017

FIELD NOTES: CHAOS IN THE NATURAL WORLD  - December 2017

Chaos on Route 30 and on a major trail intersection on the McShane property.

FIELD NOTES: AUTUMN 2017 – November 2017

FIELD NOTES:   AUTUMN 2017 - November 2017

Jack claims no collusion with book reviewer, Jane Tompkins, regarding the topic of ocean surfing in last month’s issue. And now lots of wonderful bear sightings with photos.

FIELD NOTES: WIPED OUT — October 2017

FIELD NOTES:   WIPED OUT — October 2017

Jack remembers his surfing days in Hawaii and Peru, but brings us all back to his dear Andes, and the critters in our neighborhood.

FIELD NOTES: SUMMER ENDS – September 2017

Jack takes a trip to Long Island, his place of birth and reminisces about his surfing and fishing skills – and how he tagged and released a shark, but is happy to return to Andes, his paradise.

FIELD NOTES: ANDES SUMMER – August 2017

FIELD NOTES:  ANDES SUMMER - August 2017

I have indelible memories of encounters with wild things in my youth, some not appreciated by my parents at the time.