Birds

Favorite Focus, June 2023

Favorite Focus, June 2023

View the June 2023 Nature Friend Study Guide Bald Eagle nest. Photo © Melody Burkholder. Scott's Oriole. Photo © Katherine Hawk. A clouded sulphur butterfly visits a prairie verbena. Photo © Matthew...

Spring Brings the Birds

Spring Brings the Birds

View the June 2023 Nature Friend Magazine Ladder-backed Woodpecker. Photo © Josephine Dyck. Melodious notes herald the coming of spring at my home in western Texas. Doves, grackles, meadowlarks,...

The Bird in the Thunderstorm

The Bird in the Thunderstorm

View the June 2023 Nature Friend Magazine Black-capped Chickadee and lightning. It was dark and very late at night. The little feathered chickadee had long since fluffed his feathers and gone to...

Rubies in the Garden

Rubies in the Garden

View the June 2023 Nature Friend Magazine Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird preening. Photo © Alva Steury. Bzzzzz. The tiny bird landed on the wire tomato cage, merely 18 inches (45 cm) in front of me,...

Our Month of March

Our Month of March

View the May 2023 Nature Friend Study Guide I probably laughed out loud when I saw this foot-in-the-mouth shot. I have no idea where the “foot” comes from. Is it part of the critter? Many of you are...

Meeting Mrs. Nightjar

Meeting Mrs. Nightjar

View the May 2023 Nature Friend Magazine Photos © Clement Martin. Africa’s sun poured all its fury on my head, bleaching my hair whiter still. My three Ugandan friends, my two younger brothers, and...

The Belted Kingfisher

The Belted Kingfisher

View the May 2023 Nature Friend Magazine Belted Kingfisher at nest. Photos © Marlene Burkholder. One sunny May morning, I saw two kingfishers! I assumed they were just flying around and wouldn’t...