Where to see trumpeter swans in the winter and during their migrations

Photos courtesy Creative Commons Watching trumpeter swans gliding on the open water is an incredible, beautiful sight. They're the world's largest waterfowl with a standing height of up to five feet, a wingspan from 7-8 feet, and weight ranging from 21 to 30 pounds. Despite their size, their gracefulness on the water is flawless. And … Continue reading Where to see trumpeter swans in the winter and during their migrations

More than a half million snow geese and sandhill cranes arriving in the Plains and Midwest

Featured image: Snow geese in flight (photo by skeeze, courtesy Creative Commons) It's waterfowl migration season in North America. Thousands of snow geese have arrived in the Plains and Midwest, and the sandhill cranes aren't far behind. More than 500,000 snow geese have been reported at the Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge near Mound City, … Continue reading More than a half million snow geese and sandhill cranes arriving in the Plains and Midwest

The Clam Box is now open for the season in Quincy, MA

Featured image: A fried whole-belly clam plate at The Clam Box (photo credit: The Clam Box) Updated March 3, 2018 After weathering a Nor'easter causing heavy flooding in Quincy, Massachusetts, on its original opening day, the waters have receded enough for The Clam Box to officially open for the season. Today (March 3), the restaurant … Continue reading The Clam Box is now open for the season in Quincy, MA

Flying flapjacks at the Maple Syrup Festival March 3-4 in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Featured image: Collecting sap from the maple trees at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa (photo credit: Hartman Reserve Nature Center) Come to the Hartman Reserve Nature Center this weekend (March 3-4) for the annual Maple Syrup Festival from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn how maple syrup is made and explore … Continue reading Flying flapjacks at the Maple Syrup Festival March 3-4 in Cedar Falls, Iowa

2018 McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Phoenix this weekend

The 15th annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival (M3F) is underway at the Margaret T. Hance Park, 1200 N First Street in Phoenix. The gates opened at 3 p.m. today and the festival continues through Sunday night. This year's festival features more than 30 acts, including Nick Murphy, Big Gigantic, Griz, Father John Misty, The Revivalists, … Continue reading 2018 McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Phoenix this weekend

Crafts & Drafts tonight at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Tickets are still available at the door tonight (March 2) for Crafts & Drafts at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 4th Avenue, in Canyon, Texas. Enjoy delicious beer-themed food (with beer to drink, of course), crafts, and games from 6 to 9 p.m. Play cornhole and flaunt your trivia prowess. Tickets cost $30 per person … Continue reading Crafts & Drafts tonight at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Two cowboy poetry gatherings this weekend in Texas and Utah

Featured image by Raventhorne, courtesy Creative Commons Immerse yourself in the cowboy culture this weekend (March 2-4) at two annual events in Texas and Utah. Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous, March 2-4 Mountain Crest High School, 255 South 800 East in Hyrum, Utah On Friday and Saturday, admission is free to three stages of continuous western … Continue reading Two cowboy poetry gatherings this weekend in Texas and Utah

Nor’easter slowing The Clam Box’s 2018 season opening today, but owners still hopeful

Featured image: A fried whole-belly clam plate at The Clam Box (photo credit: The Clam Box) Updated March 3, 2018 The Clam Box, one of the best places to get fried clams in the Boston metro area, still plans to open for the 2018 season today (March 2) if Mother Nature allows. A Nor'easter is … Continue reading Nor’easter slowing The Clam Box’s 2018 season opening today, but owners still hopeful

March is Portland Dining Month, with three-course meals for $33

Featured image: Salmon Caesar salad at Salty's on the Columbia in northeast Portland (photo by Cheryl Landes) More than 125 restaurants are participating this year in Portland Dining Month. Through March 31, enjoy three-course meals for $33. Some restaurants require reservations. Check before you go. Dine and support the Oregon Food Bank at the same … Continue reading March is Portland Dining Month, with three-course meals for $33

Autorama heats up Detroit and Edmonton March 2-4. That’s just the beginning of this blazin’ tour.

Featured image: The "ShBoom" flame-throwing truck at a previous Autorama in Detroit, Michigan (photo credit: Autorama) See more than 800 custom cars, trucks, and motorcycles on display this weekend (Friday-Sunday, March 2-4) at Autorama, America's Greatest Hot Rod Show, at the Cobo Center in Detroit. The 66th annual show also includes guest appearances by Dale … Continue reading Autorama heats up Detroit and Edmonton March 2-4. That’s just the beginning of this blazin’ tour.