Five small ways to help backyard birds

Karin BeuerleinFun Outdoors

It doesn’t necessarily take a big habitat project to attract more birds to your backyard. Small steps count, too, and can be a good way to start if you’re new to backyard …

Musings During an October Stroll

Nick Della VolpeFun Outdoors, Inside 640

I love waking to a morning chill,
bathed by breezes announcing Fall.
Sultry summer heat … gone!
mosquitos … gone!
Cool winds lift the shroud over
the distant Smoky Mountains.
The morning walk, slower these days,
invigorates …

Final concerts Saturday

Mike DonilaFarragut, Fun Outdoors, Halls

Mayor Glenn Jacobs reminds us of the Second Saturday Concert Series, wrapping up Saturday, Sept. 12, with two performances:

Clayton Park in Halls: Jay Dee, an indie/folk singer and songwriter from …

Smokies calendar features butterflies

Sandra ClarkFun Outdoors, Sevier

The official 2021 Great Smoky Mountains Association wall calendar, featuring macro photography of butterflies and moths found in the Smokies, is now available for purchase.
This year’s 11-by-11-inch calendar was inspired …

Are county parks going to the dogs?

Mike DonilaFun Outdoors

I know I’ve said this before, but we have another big announcement for next week, this one connected to dog parks.
The last big announcement we teased turned out to be …