Ronnie Blackwell, Hattiesburg American

Ronnie Blackwell

Hattiesburg American

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Past articles by Ronnie:

I'm done, but I'll never forget the experience

I'm done. I have burned through what tidbits of insight I have ever gleaned from my teachers. → Read More

A decimation of mimids

Columnist Ronnie Blackwell looks at what has happened to his snake and mimid habitats. → Read More

Leaves dance, waves of heat ripple, okra gets cut

Autumn arrived last Saturday in Hattiesburg about seven-thirty. I was waiting for a ride to a field trip. The gusting winds were dotted with yellow and orange and scarlet leaves dancing a wild Tarantella. Then suddenly the dancers rose higher only to fall to Earth as if they were part of some great freeze tag game. The dancers became a confetti-fall of bright mulch and settled into the business… → Read More

Don’t miss any chance to see mimid obscura

When you walked out of your house this morning, you did pause and listen to the birds in your neighborhood, didn’t you? Well, if you did, chances are good that the first bird that you heard was a member of the mimid clan. And I will go out on a very stout limb and predict that this first mimid would be or our most recognizable Mississippi bird, the Northern mockingbird. Now, don’t let the name… → Read More

We are entering the yellow season

We are perched on the cusp of the season as I write this column. → Read More

A walk in woods in fall nets plentiful garden bouquet

Early fall is certainly the best time to visit a mature bottomland forest. → Read More

Some days are just better than others

Forecast: Drought followed by flood, blistering heat, tornado and plagues of locusts. → Read More

I heard the news today, oh no!

My wife, Lin said, “I just heard that Bob Sargent is gravely ill.” → Read More

Changing of the guard

In the scorch of high summer, my back yard seemed to me to be hostile territory. → Read More

Monster hummer of Fourth Street graced my back yard

The largest ruby-throated hummingbird showed up in Ronnie Blackwell’s back yard. → Read More

Mississippi, Louisiana have wealth of colorful birds

Colorful birds like blue jays, cardinals can be found throughout Mississippi and Louisiana. → Read More

Beware of cats, kittens, killers of songbirds

I don’t wish harm to God’s creatures, but I’d be OK with cats staying out of my backyard. → Read More

Summer heat, musings and rambling outdoors

I sat on my top step and realized that foraging birds surrounded me. → Read More

Golden-cheeked warbler sighting a drought breaker

Golden-cheeked warbler was one of two species Blackwell hoped to spot in Texas. → Read More

Painted buntings rare, not endangered

These days painted buntings are considered “almost threatened.” → Read More