Birds

Treasures of the Forest

Treasures of the Forest

Treasure hunts are lots of fun, aren’t they? The suspense of knowing that something special is hidden, prolonged by the fact that it takes effort to find! It was with that sort of feeling that we...

Treasure-trove in the Woods

Treasure-trove in the Woods

The day was perfect for my annual wildflower hunt. On a day like this, it was hard to decide—should I look up for birds or down for flowers? With my trusty Alpen binoculars slung around my neck, I...

Wildflower Adventures

Wildflower Adventures

The morning was pleasantly breezy. As I snatched a wildflower guide plus pen and paper, I could feel that I was in for an adventure or two. This would be my first wildflower hunt, and I was somewhat...

Focus Illustrated… July 2021

Focus Illustrated… July 2021

Gray Squirrel This photo was submitted as a Favorite Focus. The editor turned it into an example of the February Photo Focus, by using Sharpen AI software to sharpen the photo. Photo © Ryan Fox,...

What Is So Rare as a Morning in June?

What Is So Rare as a Morning in June?

Early one bright blue morning, I drove deep into a gap of Shade Mountain to a two-acre clearing maintained for wildlife. White puffy clouds floated along, pushed by the breeze. It was the last week...

Covers, July 2021

Covers, July 2021

Giant Swallowtail. Photo © Deborah Stieglitz/Dreamstime.com. Eastern Screech-Owl and Gray Squirrel meet. Photo © Erik Winits.