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SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10, 2014

A Great Kiskadee sings near a feeding station in Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park near McAllen, Texas. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Travel: Birding in McAllen, Texas

The stereotype of the avid birdwatcher is classic: a well-equipped enthusiast wearing the latest outdoor gear, carrying the biggest lens, peering into the trees through the most expensive binoculars, traveling to all the most exotic corners of the globe to be able to check another...

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FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014

SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014

MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

Photo: Seedlings grown at Arbor Day Farm are ready to be sent to new Arbor Day Foundation members 
 (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

National Arbor Day: Plant a tree!

Photo: Seedlings grown at Arbor Day Farm are ready to be sent to new Arbor Day Foundation members I call the Hawthorn tree outside the window my “weather tree.” If it has leaves, it is summer. If the leaves are wet, it is raining. If...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014

Passengers leaving Cozumel take the water taxi back to the Carnival Sunshine. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Cruise: Fedoras and Flying Fish

We’d spent the day on an island off the coast of Cozumel, lying in the sun, walking the beach, sipping drinks-- all the kinds of things you do on that kind of vacation-- until the water taxi arrived in the late afternoon to take us...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 2, 2013

SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2013

MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013

Black truffle from Croatia. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Travel: Truffle Hunting in Croatia

Our small group, an assortment of travelers from the US, Canada and Germany, gathered as Ivan Karlic, our guide, leashed up Blackie, the sweet, specially trained dog who would sniff out truffles buried at the base of oak trees growing in a small grove on...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012

TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3, 2010

Ready for what is to come

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) This winter, if ominous predictions can be trusted, is going to be a big one. That’s what the forecasters say. That’s what was printed in the newspaper. That’s what I keep hearing on the radio. They say this winter the wind...

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Cheryl-Anne Millsap's Home Planet column appears each week in the Wednesday "Pinch" supplement. Cheryl-Anne is a regular contributor to Spokane Public Radio and her essays can be heard on Public Radio stations across the country.