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Summer Break

I’m not sure where spring went but summer time is here. School’s out and the pools are filled with happy kids. Anywhere close to water is the place to be when the heat and humidity returns.I have fond memories of spending my youth swimming and fishing the Greenbrier River. There’s just something about that smell and the feel of the refreshing More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

May is the month for Mayflies

The constant rain has finally stopped and the sun is shining once again. It definitely feels more like summer than spring out there with the humid air. May always goes by fast for me and this year was no different.When More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Spring Rains and Changing Seasons

  It’s amazing to watch the leaves on the trees pop out and grow so quickly. The bare woods are now shaded with lush vegetation as the warmer temperatures return. Spring gobbler season is over and summer More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Persistence Pays Off

There’s nothing better than climbing to the top of a ridge and watching a beautiful sunrise come up as the woods come alive. From the top you can see rolling hills and hollows in every direction. The fragrant More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

The Wild Turkey

It’s that time of the year where everything wakes up and comes back to life. The trees and wildflowers are blooming providing a colorful landscape once again. Various shades of green are taking over the dull drab More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Early Start for Spring Gobbler Season

Daffodils, forsythia, redbud and soon to bloom dogwood are a sure sign that spring is here. Although those early bloomers may wish they would have waited to pop out with the cold and freezing temperatures we just More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Periodical Cicadas

A phenomenon that happens only once every 17 years is about to take place in central and northern West Virginia this spring. The periodical cicada, also known as 17-year locusts, will emerge in mid to late May. More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Grouse Hunt

  With a break in the weather and all of the snow melted off Sammy and I took the opportunity to finally get in the woods for a grouse hunt before the season ends. The temperatures warmed into the 40’s and More...