As I sat down to begin researching for my next article, my wife, Cheyenne Gray, made an exciting discovery. Just 10 feet from our front porch, was a strange clump of grass. For years we would mow it over in the summer, and each year it would just grow back. My wife, being the green […]
Keystone Ancient Forest
An Adventure The Ancient Forest in Sand Springs, Okla. provides visitors with a serene view and the fun of exercising and hiking in nature. The winding cement path leads the way through a calm forest with beautiful scenery that includes Keystone Lake, many 300-year-old post oak trees, and 500-year-old cedar trees. The first Sunday of […]
Reporter’s Notebook: The impossible is possible: Snow days at 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
January’s weather brought surprises. One of them was snowfall at the beginning of January, which was part of a nationwide blizzard. The irony is that the temperature was above freezing in many areas of Green Country, Oklahoma, but that did not stop nature from producing snow.
Keystone Dam Park experiences renovation and invites tourists
Keystone Dam was completed on the Arkansas River in Oklahoma in 1968. It helped to form Keystone Lake located about 23 miles from Tulsa. The dam was built with the purpose of controlling floods and producing electricity. At the same time, a nice recreational area was created next to the dam. Read Tatyana Nyborg’s essay […]
Reporter’s notebook: Monarch butterflies become rare. What can we do?
While I was gathering information about monarch butterflies in Oklahoma, I learned devastating news about their numbers came on the air. The Washington Post, TV stations, and other mass media reported that The International Union for Conservation of Nature had put the migrating monarchs in the category of “endangered.” Before going into details about the […]
Reporter’s Notebook: Crape Myrtle wins summer popularity contest in Oklahoma
In the country of the former Soviet Union, Kazakhstan, my babushka (grandma) grew bushes of lilacs in her garden. When my mother and I went to visit her, we got stems of the lilacs for home décor. So, since my childhood, I love the scent of lilacs, and I occasionally paint the flowers on canvas. […]
Winter weather surprised Oklahomans in January
Cedar trees withstand extreme weather in Oklahoma
Early spring is a season of blooming in Oklahoma
In March and April, blooming season starts in the Sooner State. Trees produce flowers before foliage, and wild flowers begin to grow.
SNAPS: Tulsa Zoo
The Tulsa Zoo, located on 6421 E 36th St N, Tulsa, Okla., was opened to the public in 1927. The City of Tulsa owns Tulsa Zoo, and it is operated by Tulsa Zoo Management. The Tulsa Zoo holds roughly 293 various animals, ranging from birds, fish, reptiles, insects, amphibians, and mammals. On website, there are […]