The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register Columnsen-usSun, 26 Apr 2015 16:58:44 EDTSun, 26 Apr 2015 16:58:44 EDT to the Sound of the Jousting Jakes two weeks ago I heard the first turkey gobble of the year. It must have been right on the edge of the yard because I heard it while still lying in bed just before dawn. A gobble is such a distinctive sound that even a child can recognize it.Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTRINE: An OVAC Week That Will Be Well Worth Wait - It's not secret that our arch nemesis Mother Nature has torn apart the spring sports schedule. We've had some bad ones during the years, but this one takes the cake as far as recent history goes.Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTKarma in the Woods mice and other small rodents know fear, they would lead lives of constant desperation. Rather than live in fear, though, I think they survive through vigilance. If they fail to concentrate on their surroundings, they simply don't live very long.Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTHummingbirds Are Coming! migration is underway. Turkey vultures and killdeer have been back for weeks. I heard an eastern phoebe on March 12. Eastern towhees returned on March 20, and I heard the first chipping sparrow of the year on April .Sun, 12 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTTime for 'Wrist Flick Syndrome' October's shorter days and chilly temperatures cause "trigger itch" among hunters, blame April's longer days and warmer temperatures for "wrist flick syndrome" among anglers.Sun, 5 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT