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Wrapping up the Migration

Wrapping up the Migration

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive By the third week in May, bird migration is winding down. The resident birds are nesting or even feeding young. It’s time to check several areas where...

From the Editor’s Quill, May 2024

From the Editor’s Quill, May 2024

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive As I write this, many of us are still anticipating the solar eclipse that is about to occur. For months our family has been planning a trip to Texas to...

My Blue and Black Tale

My Blue and Black Tale

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive My schoolteacher had explained to us that swallowtail butterfly caterpillars like carrot plants. Since I had a row of carrots in my garden, I thought I’d...

Crying Bird

Crying Bird

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive Limpkin. Photo © Svetlana Foote|Dreamstime.com. Something moved in the weeds along the shoreline. It was bulky and slow. With a heavy body and long neck...

The Call of the Loon

The Call of the Loon

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive Common Loon on lake in Maine. Photo © Harry Collins|Dreamstime.com. Dusk thickens over the beautiful Maine forest and lake. The sun has set, and the moon...