Jack’s coyote observations of late have been limited to their tracks and scat but not their kills or for that matter the beasts themselves.
The morning of opening day emerged clear, cool with the threat of rain and snow in the afternoon. Undaunted, I packed my thermos of hot coffee, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and my bow and headed up the mountain to my favorite tree stand.
Bears, bears and more bears; many sightings and much sign of them are in evidence in our Andes environs.
Jack admits that he is afflicted with Biophilia, a term coined by E.O. Wilson, a premier entomologist, and described by him as a craving for, and love of, wild things.
By Jack McShane
With input from Nancy McShane and Ann Roberti.
You might have observed two, my wife Nancy and our friend Ann Roberti of Dingle Hill, doing what they would like others to do, picking up accumulated trash along the Tremperskill Road filling large plastic bags. Hence the name “bag ladies”.