View the February 2023 Nature Friend Magazine Ice bells. Photo © Kevin Shank. Male Northern Cardinal. Photo © Cheryl Shank.
Cardinals, Tanagers, & Allies
Pictures & Poems, February 2023
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Focus Illustrated, December 2022
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Pictures & Poems, December 2022
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Mailbox, November 2022: Feeding Cardinals
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What a Splashing Success!
View the November 2022 Nature Friend Magazine Wood Duck drake swimming. Photo © Cheryl Shank. Slowly, quietly, yet steadily, I crept along, my binoculars in hand. Surely I can sneak in here without...
Mailbox, August 2022: Attracting Birds
Let’s Take a Hike: Scarlet Tanager
Scarlet Tanager. Photo © Anthony Sensenig.
Pictures & Poems, June 2022
Focus Illustrated and Favorite Focus, April 2022
Our Birding Day
Sunday dawned a beautiful morning. The first birds I saw were cardinals—male and female. There were Chipping, English, and House Sparrows at the feeder. Out the kitchen window I saw a Junco and a...
Pictures & Poems, March 2022
Our Birding Circle
As I went about my morning work on November 17, the lovely day beckoned me outdoors. Why not do the Nature Friend bird circle project today? The thought niggled at the back of my mind. Why not? So...