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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...

Spring Migration Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Spring Migration Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Least Bittern. Photo © Peter Shirk, 16. Barn Swallow. Photo © Alva Steury Jr. Rufous Hummingbird. Photo © Alvin Clair Auker. Great Blue Heron. Photo © Gabriel Schneider. Pileated Woodpecker. Photo ©...

The Little Jewel in Our Yard

The Little Jewel in Our Yard

Juvenile Rufous Hummingbird. Photo © Mikaela Innes. A sharp peep sounded in my ears. What was that? I wondered, as I hurried into the kitchen to investigate.At the kitchen window, my two younger...

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, April 2022

Exploring Nature, April 2022

In April and May, wildebeest herds move northwest to central Serengeti. They follow the new grass growth.April and May are times to hunt morel mushrooms in the mid-South and Midwest.Check vernal...

Wild Bird Art Contest Youth Winners

Wild Bird Art Contest Youth Winners

First Place Winner Osprey. Artwork © Dawn Burkholder, 16. Second Place Winner Broad-billed Hummingbirds at cardinal flower. Artwork © Mark Brueggemann, 14. Third Place Winner Ruby-throated...

Covers, April 2022

Covers, April 2022

Great Blue Heron and pumpkinseed sunfish. Artwork © Michael Stauffer. Broad-billed Hummingbirds at cardinal flower. Artwork © Mark Brueggemann, 14.

Go Watch Them!

Go Watch Them!

I really enjoy bird watching. About three years ago we lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, right along the central major flyway. I was fascinated with the intriguing variety of species that came through our...