Photo by Joel L. Evans

A bent rod testifies to a hookup with a trout. Kim Smith of Montrose cruises Woods Lake in a small boat near the inlet where fresh water attracts the trout.

Restoration project

Native cutthroat returning to Woods Lake

Maybe your hobby is about remodeling or restoration.
Some people enjoy taking something faded or worn and bringing it back to like new. For example, cars, furniture, houses, clocks, bamboo rods, tractors.

Outdoors Headlines

Joel L. Evans
Meredith Swett Walker
    Desert Dweller

    If you are ever lucky enough to lay eyes on a ringtail, your first thought will probably be something like: What … more

    Praying for its prey

    Let us give thanks that humans are much larger than praying mantids.  … more

    Hopping labs

    Do you know the difference between frogs and toads?  … more

    Snakes alive

    If your first glance at the photos on this page caused an involuntary shudder, you are not alone.  … more

    When wildlife needs help

    Last month, a kind friend of mine called me on a warm Saturday afternoon. She and her family were driving to Moab … more


    Does spring fever give you the urge to frolic in fields and chase butterflies? If so, grab a net and go for it.  … more

    Hello, my little chickadee

    Last week, I watched as a sharp-shinned hawk made his daily foray through my yard, trying to nab one of the birds … more

Julie Norman
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