Gamebirds

What a Splashing Success!

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...

Favorite Focus, November 2022

Favorite Focus, November 2022

View the November 2022 Nature Friend Study Guide Male Spruce Grouse. Photo © Lois Tschetter. I got my second lightning shot while we were visiting in Haiti. I was really hoping I could at least get...

Turkey Encounter

Turkey Encounter

Wild Turkey. Photo © iStock. Our family lives in the country with abundant wildlife. It is not unusual to see deer, turkeys, skunks, or pheasants in our yard. Most of the wildlife runs when we get...

Exploring Nature, May 2022

Exploring Nature, May 2022

Ruffed Grouse eggs hatch in Virginia in late May. You may see them cross a forest road, if you drive through their habitat.May is peak migration for shorebirds at Cape May, New Jersey.The spring...

Exploring Nature, March 2022

Exploring Nature, March 2022

Snow trillium. Photo © Kevin Shank. Snow trilliums bloom mid-March to early April. This trillium was photographed near Franklin, West Virginia, March 21.Sharp-tailed Grouse are displaying on...

Covers, December 2021

Covers, December 2021

Ptarmigan. Photo © Kerry Hargrove/Dreamstime.com. White-tailed deer. Photo © Justinhoffmanoutdoors/Dreamstime.com.

Exploring Nature, November 2021

Exploring Nature, November 2021

Monarch butterfly migration photo © Javarman/Dreamstime.com. Saw-whet Owls are being banded during migration.Harvest season for ginseng runs through December 31. Obey local laws.Bobwhite Quail live...

Bobcat Bonanza!

Bobcat Bonanza!

Elusive, secretive, camouflaged. This perfectly describes the bobcat, one of North America’s smallest wildcats. My first glimpse of a bobcat was from my deer stand one chilly October evening, ten...