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Chasing Short-eared Owls

Chasing Short-eared Owls

Short-eared Owl flying over a farm field. Photo © Adrian Shank. It was the evening of December 31, 2020. I was returning home from trying to find one more year bird, when my birding friend Tim Byler...

Flower Beds Designed to Delight

Flower Beds Designed to Delight

Flower Bed Contest Grand Prize Tiger swallowtail on lantana. Photo © Regina Eby. Flower beds are the prettiest right after you’ve made all your flower choices, planted them, and tucked that rich...

The Escapade

The Escapade

“Slow and steady wins the race,” I rehearsed to myself for the who-knows-how-many-eth time as I inched my way around the splendid oak. With my chin to the horizon I searched determinedly, hoping to...

Andromeda

Andromeda

Andromeda Galaxy, M31. Photo © Shaphan Shank. Andromeda is one of those ideal constellations that is easy to find, and that contains a wide variety of outstanding telescopic targets. The main part...

Photographing Snowflakes—Field Time

Photographing Snowflakes—Field Time

When I first opened my copy of Sky Crystals, by Don Komarechka, I was struck by the beauty of the snowflakes, and Mr. Komarechka’s ability to capture that beauty photographically. Furthermore, I was...