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Jim died on the Ides of March, 2007, of lung cancer. Click on Farewell to Jim for details.

I was his wife first and his webmaster second, and now that he is gone the widow and the webmaster have not been working effectively to recast and maintain this site. It's now over 2 years since his death and it's time for the widow to face her grief and the webnmaster to make practical decisions. I still don't know exactly what I'm going to do, but I'm hoping to update one section's entry page for the rest of the month of July 2009 and make the decisions one day at a time.

Wish me luck!

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What's The Waterman and Hill-Traveller's Companion?

This a regional almanac, published annually, that charts the timing of Natural Events in the Midwest, specifically Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky. With it you'll be able to know when and where to visit the woods to find your favorite mushroom, wild flower, bird or butterfly (among many other organisms). It's your guide for lost treasures, ghosts, wildlife and area geology, ecology and natural history. It also contains black-and-white illustrations by local artists. Look for a source near you in our Outlets or order a copy from us by mail.

What does this site offer?

Every month we reprint two core elements of the hard copy WHTC, the Astronomical Almanac and the Natural Events page. In addition, in the chart at your left are links to several other pages of interest, unique to this website, concerning the natural beauty and bounty of this (usually overlooked) area. We encourage everyone (but especially children!) to contact us with any questions you might have regarding our area's natural or human history and any other questions or observations of nature you might have.

Remember most of our pages change monthly so visit us often.

We hope you enjoy your visit!


We make every effort to present reliable information, but even so typos and mistakes have been known to creep in. We do not accept any liability in association with any such errors.

The information in our web site, and in the sites we link to, is intended for informational purposes only, not as a guide to home treatment, and should be used in consultation with your physician or veterinarian as appropriate.

We consider the sites we recommend to be worthy of your attention, but we do not necessarily endorse everything on each site

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