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ON THE COVER: Tulsa artist Matt Moffett, executive director of the Tulsa Girls Art School, painted the oil on canvas Scuba Steve: Aviator Extraordinaire—depicting a long-haired Chihuahua—for an old friend who belongs to a family of pilots. Read more about Moffett’s animal portraits in Sheilah Bright’s story “Paw Prints.”
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Whatever Happened to the Horny Toad?
Whether you know it as a Texas horned lizard or a horny toad, this Jurassic-looking reptile, once a regular backyard dweller, has become harder to find in some areas of the state. Are horny toads disappearing from Oklahoma, or is it all in our heads?
By Chad Love
The Gaming of Cats
The relationship between cat and human is as long as history itself—from their perches at the right hand of the pharoahs to their current status as overlords of the internet. Cat shows like the ones that occur yearly in Oklahoma take feline fancy to the competitive level.
By Megan Rossman
If Heartaches Were Horses
She grew up riding horses, and through college, they were the axis around which her world revolved. But when Leighona Bernstein took a reining lesson from a Kellyville trainer, she found a different kind of joy in the saddle.
By Leighona Bernstein
Of Trunk and Triumph
North America’s second-largest herd of Asian elephants has roamed near Hugo for decades. Thanks to the efforts of the Endangered Ark Foundation, these pachyderms are thriving, and visitors can meet them face-to-trunk.
By Karlie Tipton
Photography by Lori Duckworth
Norman naturalist and artist Debby Kaspari tracks four of Oklahoma’s most elusive bird species in this field diary of sketches, paintings, and avian observations.
Story and illustrations by Debby Kaspari
Guests find sanctuary in nature at Greenleaf State Park in Braggs; new releases fill readers, watchers, and bakers’ hearts with joy; For Claws and Paws collars and leashes add color to any dog’s life; the Oklahoma City Zoo hosts some of the cutest critters in the state; fishing spots along this boat trip will have travelers hooked; and nothing tops Tulsa’s Turkey Mountain for outdoor fun.
The bugling elk of the Wichita Mountains are making a scene; Annette King has built Wild Heart Ranch into one of the best wildlife rehabilitation centers in Oklahoma; artist Matt Moffett captures the spirits of beloved pets on canvas; Brian Neagle treats each rescue animal with love and dignity; and “Hawk,” a poem by Richard Dixon, takes flight.
Side dishes long have been relegated to the back of the menu, but no more: These crispy, spicy, gooey, puffy, and yummy dishes are as good as any entrée, so find the perfect one for you; the French Hen in Tulsa serves extraordinary steaks, desserts, and more without the attitude; and a recipe for the birds from Jones Seed Company in Lawton.