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Skunk Spray Go Away!

Skunk Spray Go Away!

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive Reprinted from many years ago. It was with less humor, and more odor, that we prepared a skunk story for printing (years ago). You see, there was a...

The Fascinating Acorn Woodpecker

The Fascinating Acorn Woodpecker

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive Acorn Woodpecker. Photo © Alain Poirot|Dreamstime.com. “RAT-TAT-TAT! Rat-tat-tat!”Listen to that woodpecker. It is a common enough sound, but how about a...

Bog Slog, Part 1

Bog Slog, Part 1

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive “Let’s go on a bog slog! We’ll get to see carnivorous plants and bee-tricking bog orchids!” Friends and family often hear me say that during early June....

Corona Borealis and Serpens Caput

Corona Borealis and Serpens Caput

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive A little semicircle of stars known as Corona Borealis sits high overhead in the early summer sky. Corona Borealis, or the Northern Crown, lies just west...

Grow Your Greens

Grow Your Greens

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive What would life be like without salads? A bit boring, wouldn't it? Have you thanked God for leafy greens lately? Of course, salads include a lot of...

Hindsight 20/20: Eclipse Photography

Hindsight 20/20: Eclipse Photography

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive April 8, 2024, has come and gone. Many of us had our calendars flagged on that date with “The eclipse” penciled in. Looking back, our vision is 20/20, as...

Favorite Focus, June 2024

Favorite Focus, June 2024

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive Iceberg Creek flowing out of Iceberg Lake in Glacier National Park. Photo © Aaron Stalter. Photo © Riley Kropf. Photo © Ben Fehr. Barred Owl. Photo ©...

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...