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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11:14 am
Tue May 3, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: May 3 - 9, 2011

Gosling
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Poor Will’s Almanack for the second week of Late Spring.

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11:16 am
Tue April 26, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: April 26-May 2, 2011

Slug
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Poor Will’s Almanack for the first week of Late Spring.

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11:21 am
Tue April 19, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: April 19-25, 2011

Lily of the Valley
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Poor Will’s Almanack for the transition time between Middle Spring and Late Spring.

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11:23 am
Tue April 12, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: April 12 – 18, 2011

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Poor Will’s Almanack for the third week of Middle Spring, the 20th Week of the Natural Year.

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11:12 am
Tue April 5, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: April 5–11, 2011

Blue Jay
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Poor Will’s Almanack for the second week of Middle Spring, the 19th week of the natural year.

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