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Feathered Friends

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For many, autumn means vibrant foliage and bonfires. For bird watchers, it brings opportunities to see avifauna not around in the warmer months. It’s clear that “birding” thrives in Oklahoma. Terri Underhill, longtime volunteer liaison for the Oklahoma City Audubon Society, says the state is a hotbed for avian enthusiasts.

Don’t Get Bugged

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An increase in the prevalence of bugs during the spring and summer is a reality in Oklahoma. While encounters with insects and arachnids are usually harmless, one sting or bite can bring pain or long-term health problems to some. Wasps, bees, mosquitoes, spiders and ticks are the most common bugs Oklahomans encounter. The...

Into the Wild … with Caution

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Oklahoma’s varied topography lends itself to an array of outdoor activities, but it’s hard to get more primative than simply throwing on a backpack, outfitting yourself with only a tent and a few necessities, and hitting the trail … or at least driving to one of the many campgrounds through the state. Summertime camping is a challenge because of the...