Birds

How to Make a Porch Light Birdhouse

How to Make a Porch Light Birdhouse

House Wren. Photo © Kevin Shank. Find a wall-mount porch light.Take the top off.If the wiring is still in the light, tear the wiring out.Take the panes of glass out.Spray the panes of glass with...

Exploring Nature, January 2022

Exploring Nature, January 2022

By mid-January, the wintering eagle population peaks in Virginia.Look at snowflake designs under a microscope.Bucks are shedding their antlers.January and February are the most popular months to...

Snowbirds

Snowbirds

Dark-eyed Junco. Photo © Kris MacLeod. It’s a crisp, bright winter morning. Snow sparkles on the spruce boughs, and my footsteps leave a deep trail to the feeders. The hoppers and trays are filled...

Eagle Encounter

Eagle Encounter

Bald Eagle approaching nest. Photo © Kevin Shank. On May 24, a beautiful Sunday afternoon, my dad, my brothers, and I headed off on an excursion. After hearing about a Bald Eagle nest about fifteen...

Exploring Nature, December 2021

Exploring Nature, December 2021

December through March is an especially good time to watch for Northern lights.Christmas Bird Counts are occurring this month.Make bird treats, and maintain feeding stations.Plan for and provide...

The Sparrows’ Mobile Home!

The Sparrows’ Mobile Home!

“Did you know,” Grandpa asked, “that in my truck there is a nest of birds?”“What!?” I replied. “I hope they are okay.”“Oh, yes, yes. They are just fine. The papa and mama birds have put them in...

Whoo-oo’s in the Net?

Whoo-oo’s in the Net?

Eastern Screech-Owl. Photo © Glenda Newswanger. Sammy Screech-Owl glided on silent wings through the dark night. His stomach growled in anticipation of a fresh meal. His sharp ears caught the...