Bill Felker

Host - Poor Will's Almanack

Bill Felker has been writing nature columns and almanacs for regional and national publications since 1984. His Poor Will’s Almanack has appeared as an annual publication since 2003. His organization of weather patterns and phenology (what happens when in nature) offers a unique structure for understanding the repeating rhythms of the year.

Exploring everything from animal husbandry to phenology, Felker has become well known to farmers as well as urban readers throughout the country.  He is an occasional speaker on the environment at nature centers, churches and universities, and he has presented papers related to almanacking at academic conferences, as well. Felker has received three awards for his almanac writing from the Ohio Newspaper Association. "Better writing cannot be found in America's biggest papers," stated the judge on the occasion of Felker’s award in 2000.

Currently, Bill Felker lives with his wife in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He has two daughters, Jeni, who is a psychologist in Portland, Oregon, and Neysa, a photographer in Spoleto, Italy.

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10:30 am
Tue June 14, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: June 14 – 20, 2011

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Poor Will’s Almanack for the fourth and final week of early summer.

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11:48 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: June 7 - 13, 2011

Parsnip Blossoms
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Poor Will’s Miami Valley Almanack for the third week of early summer.

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9:35 am
Tue May 31, 2011

Poor Will’s Almanack: May 31 - June 6, 2011

Fresh Mulberries
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Poor Will’s Almanack for the second week of early summer.

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11:03 am
Tue May 24, 2011

Poor Will Almanack: May 24 – 30, 2011

Japanese Beetle
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Poor Will’s Almanack for the first week of early summer.

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11:08 am
Tue May 17, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: May 17–23, 2011

Iris Spring Blooms
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Poor Will’s Almanack for the final week of Late Spring.

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