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Shupe to present nine ‘World of Reptiles’ shows at Kentucky State Parks during July

Scott Shupe was one of those kids who would surprise his mother when she washed his clothes. She would often find a snake or a toad in his pants pocket. “I never outgrew that fascination with wildlife,” said Shupe, who grew up in Graves County and now lives in Murray. The wildlife author and naturalist has worked in wildlife in Kentucky, Florida, South Dakota and Oregon during the last 40 years. Scott...

Gayle Pille: Spring really is in sight — those ‘flying jewels,’ the fascinating hummingbirds, are back

Ya gotta love ‘em. Just about every gardener wants them in their backyard. They’re beautiful, they’re fascinating, they’re entertaining. They’re hummingbirds! It’s no wonder that hummingbirds are often referred to as “flying jewels.” Their iridescent colors illuminate as no diamond or ruby gemstone can. They are brilliant in color and captivating in personality. Northern Kentucky...