Steve Pollick, The Blade's outdoors editor, has been awarded national excellence in craft honors by the Outdoor Writers Association of America for natural history writing.
Mr. Pollick received a second-place award in the annual OWAA writing competition for a Toledo Magazine/Outdoors Page, illustrated by staff artist Jeff Basting.
The winning entry was titled, "These Birds Aren't Tongue-Tied," and detailed the variety of adaptations among bird tongues.
The entry was published April 3, 2005.
The award was announced recently at the annual OWAA meeting, held this year in Lake Charles, La.