The Best of The Outdoors

The Best of The Outdoors


A compilation of stories by Blade Outdoors Editor Steve Pollick, now retired, with artwork by Blade graphic designer Jeff Basting.

Each richly illustrated page was a special monthly edition of the newspaper’s popular Toledo Magazine page, published on the back cover of the Sunday Behind the News Section. 

This 13x19" atlas-size, coffee table-style book features more than 60 selections from among some 170 editions of The Outdoors Page since 1997. 

The visually engaging pages emphasize exploring, discovery, and observation of the natural world while being entertaining and educational. Monthly subjects have ranged widely, include such topics as forecasting weather by cloud formations, red fox, dragonflies, Ohio caves, bobcats, and hummingbirds. 

Both Mr. Pollick and Mr. Basting have won regional, state, and national awards for their writing and illustration-design work, individually and as a team. 64 pages. Published 2011.



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