A little bird, or rather an email correspondent, who was present advised me that at the recent Craft Brewer Conference there was a closed session at which at least one well placed big-mid-sized Midwest brewer "sure made for good entertainment at the voting members session of the CBC- you know, the one the toss the media out for". Show More Summary
Early bird registration is now open for the 2013 Midwest Produce Conference & Expo set for Aug. 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
The border that divides Indiana and Ohio splits the Midwest into two sporting jurisdictions. On the Indiana side, life revolves around hoops: Larry Bird, Gene Hackman in Hoosiers, Bobby Knight, Oscar Robertson, Bobby Plump’s last shot, John Wooden; basketball icons, all. On the Ohio side, the gridiron rules, with Woody Hayes, Paul Brown, “Go Bucks!,” [...]
Whackadoodle preacher Cindy Jacobs has outdone herself. Remember her 2011 claim that God killed thousands of birds in the midwest because he was ever so pissed about the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell? This is even better.
Photo by Cameron Wittig Andrew Bird has announced yet another extension of his Break It Yourself tour. Along with his upcoming U.S. summer dates, he'll tour the East Coast and Midwest this fall along with Here We Go Magic, including a stop at the Austin City Limits festival. Show More Summary
Last year, there were 47 epizootic events reported or investigated by the National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) in the Midwest. This included about 27,000 dead birds. Of the Midwestern states, most of the mortality occurred in Minnesota and was caused by trematodiasis. Deaths by the disease constituted the largest mortality category, which is two and [...]Show More Summary
Today, Sharon Van Etten, the bright 31 year-old who's third record Tramp received critically attention this year, has extending her U.S. tour through August and will co-headline with Andrew Bird during two Midwest/West Coast dates.
Good Sunday morning. We're up early preparing for today's program. Prepare along with us – read what we're reading this morning. On our radar: A tornado outbreak in the midwest spawns deadly twisters that have left at least five people, including two children, dead in Oklahoma. As the sun rises, we'll get a better idea [...]
Chicago's favorite whistler Andrew Bird's new video for "Danse Caribe" features sweeping views of our beautifully bleak Midwestern landscape. [ more › ]
Mercury, which drifts into the Northeast largely from coal-burning power plants in the Midwest, is being deposited on dry land, and songbirds that survive solely on insects are taking in dangerous amounts of it.
Sure, you might live in Brooklyn now, with your bird tattoos and your freelance design job, but there was a time—a time that you don’t like to talk about—when you lived in the Midwest, perhaps as a child. And in that time, you loved to eat the quintessential Midwestern mom dish: casseroles. Show More Summary
While in Ohio for the Midwest Birding Symposium Christopher, Susan, and I made our way to Metzger Marsh one day to see if there were any good birds out by the lake. We didn’t find any at first but did run into Greg Miller, who just happens to be a rather famous birder of late [...] a
It is not every day that one gets a chance to be a world record holder. But such was the magic of the 2011 Midwest Birding Symposium that each and every attendee that bothered to show up on Saturday night, 17 September 2011, had the chance to get into the record books. For that fateful [...] a
I want to share some images with you from the 2011 Midwest Birding Symposium held September 15 to 18 at Lakeside, Ohio. If you were there, you know we had a really great time. If you weren't there, I hope these images will give you some idea of what the MBS is all about. Show More Summary
It’s hard to know what to write here. One month ago, I thought I was slowing down the number of posts on Wrenaissance for a while. I thought I was going to the Midwest Birding Symposium as an official blogger. I thought I had an overly busy and heavily scheduled life. One of my favorite [...]
It's been just a whirlwind of an adventure here at The Midwest Birding Symposium in beautiful Lakeside, Ohio. Unfortunately, I am unable to post photos on my iPad so I will have to wait until I get home to my laptop. Ruthie and I went...Show More Summary
I was somewhere around Pittsburgh on the edge of Ohio when the boredom began to kick in. Instead of talking on the cell phone, singing along to the radio or do other activities that drivers everywhere do to stave off boredom I decided to grab my camera and document my trip from the eastern edge [...] a
By the time you read this post I will still be in New York but I’ll be looking forward to leaving for the 2011 Midwest Birding Symposium in Lakeside, Ohio. Kind of. Mostly. Why would I not be wholeheartedly gung-ho about going to what is unanimously and resoundingly considered an excellent, fun, exciting, star-studded, bird-filled, [...] a
Recently, a large region in the Midwest of the USA experienced extremely hot weather. As a result, many producers were facing severe losses because large numbers of birds died. In certain situations this could have been avoided if proper cooling regimes were applied. Show More Summary
The Den of Blogniquity at MBS This fall's Midwest Birding Symposium has given me tons of reasons to be excited, but one of them is our line-up of official bloggers. These men and women have already been writing about the MBS prior to the event, but during the weekend they will spend part of their time in the Den of Blogniquity. Show More Summary