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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...

Caption This Cougar, May 2024

Caption This Cougar, May 2024

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive "I can't believe my eyes!" Photo © Holly Kuchera|Dreamstime.com. We invite you to submit your caption for this photograph. The photograph will be used on...

Variable Stars

Variable Stars

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive Betelgeuse, the yellow star in the lower left corner, is a pulsating variable star. Aside from their twinkling, stars seem to always shine at a fixed...

In Our Skies, May 2024

In Our Skies, May 2024

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive May 3: Saturn is .8° N of the moon.May 5: Mars is .2° S of the moon.May 9: Mercury is highest in the early morning sky due to its greatest western...

Dandy Dandelions

Dandy Dandelions

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive Yay, the dandelions are taking over! I thought as I glanced out the window one May day.Actually, I’m not crazy; I’m just kidding. Seriously though, I do...