Blackbirds, Orioles, Meadowlarks

One Busy Mom

One Busy Mom

Female Common Grackle feeding a fledgling. Photo © Olivia Seger/Dreamstime.com. Out in the sunny yard, a Common Grackle flies toward the cedar shrub. Perching on top, she looks around cautiously....

Favorite Focus, June 2023

Favorite Focus, June 2023

Bald Eagle nest. Photo © Melody Burkholder. Scott's Oriole. Photo © Katherine Hawk. A clouded sulphur butterfly visits a prairie verbena. Photo © Matthew Dzhalovskiy.

A Week by the Creek

A Week by the Creek

Stream and wild lupines. Photo © Dreamstime.com. With a last cautious effort, the sun finally peeked over the eastern horizon. Gaining confidence, it rose fully, flooding the earth with its warmth...

A Grandma’s Story

A Grandma’s Story

Mudpuppy. Photo © Dreamstime.com. Grandma stood on the flat top of the stone wall, enjoying the cool evening air. A small spring-fed stream lined with stone walls flowed through the yard, under the...

English Class Was “For the Birds”

English Class Was “For the Birds”

Spring Migration Bird Contest Grand Prize It is a typical Monday morning at work in mid-May. The weather has finally dried out following the wettest April on record, and the sun is trying to peak...