This is the month to look for Mars. The bright red planet rises in the east sky about two hours after sunset. Mars is best viewed when it is higher...

Explore the State Forest The Vineyard Conservation Society (VCS) will hold a guided winter walk this Sunday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m., with a...

By LYNNE IRONS

Pipit

The weather on the proposed date (Jan. 3) for the Christmas Bird Count wasn’t fit for man nor beast. Rob Culbert made an excellent decision and...

This could be the ultimate home away from home. A place that is miles from civilization, inaccessible to even your craziest relatives, and...

birdwatching

Sometime in the early 1950s, Chilmark resident Allan Keith remembers spotting a funny looking bird while out for a walk. Intrigued, he...

If you haven’t found Mars yet, tomorrow night, Jan. 2, offers a great opportunity. The moon and Mars appear side by side. The moon is one day past...

Albatross

There are very few people in the world who would take a vacation to the Southern Ocean. Flip and I and 60 others are part of these few. The...

I claim full responsibility for the typographical errors in my last week’s column. My handwriting could use some improvement. When I first...

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