This Morning was the “Tomorrow”
View the February 2023 Nature Friend Study Guide MacGillivray's Warbler. Photo © Kevin Shank. You may remember “The Photo Focus” in January ended with the sentence, “Plus, there is tomorrow.” Well,...
Favorite Focus, February 2023
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Winter Warbler Wonder
View the January Nature Friend Magazine MacGillivray's Warbler. Photo © Cheryl Shank. I reread the checklist comments: “Potential MacGillivray’s or COWA/MOWA…Found and photographed better the next...
What We Learned Yesterday
View the January Nature Friend Study Guide This is the result from my first effort. The camera was handheld. Photo © Kevin Shank. “The bird must be here,” I stated to the family as we approached the...
You Can Draw a Blackburnian Warbler Submissions
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Big Day Birding
Canada Warbler. Photo © Dogwood Ridge. On May 13, 2022, my brother and I, along with five others, joined my grandfather on a big day birding trip. My grandfather, Andrew Troyer, keeps an annual big...
Study Guide Puzzles, October 2022
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Photo © Dreamstime.com. I shivered as the damp wind whistled through my shirt, and I stared unbelievingly through my binoculars at the bird resting on the branch in front...
My Wonderful Adventure
Blue-winged Warbler. Photo © Dogwood Ridge. Before I started my twenty-four-hour birding adventure, I knelt beside our creek and looked into the water. As I did, I prayed for a successful birding...
Prothonotary Warbler. Photo © Dogwood Ridge. The adventure started at dawn. The young birders still slept. The lovely smell of honeysuckle braced the morning. As the early rain squall dripped to...
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...
Covers, August 2022
Spring Migration Photo Contest 1st Place
Northern Parula. Photo © Alva Steury Jr.
Spring Migration Photo Contest 3rd Place
Cerulean Warbler. Photo © Melvern Martin.