Wild Bird Art Contest Graphite Pencil Winners
First Place Winner Great Horned Owl. Artwork © Lynette Miller, 17. Second Place Winner Wood Duck pair. Artwork © Reuben Miller, 16. Third Place Winner Red-bellied Woodpecker. Artwork © Laura...
Creation Close-ups, April 2022: Painted Trillium
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...
My Day With the Birds
Red-tailed Hawk. Photo © Julian Kreider. When I was looking through the September Nature Friend, I saw the Birding with Friends Contest. I thought it would be interesting to try. I decided to make...
Let’s Take a Hike: Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker. Photo © Timothy D. Miller.
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...
You Can Draw a Downy Woodpecker
Shivering for Birds
Sharp-shinned Hawk, © Joseph WhetstoneHairy Woodpecker, © Joseph WhetstoneBald Eagle, © Janet Whetstone “Oh! Look at those Cedar Waxwings!” Joseph exclaimed. Less than ten minutes into our bird...
Pictures & Poems, November 2021
My Red-headed Woodpecker
I sat in the room with the door closed, the lights off, and the window open. It was 11:00 a.m., and we had been seeing the Red-headed Woodpecker at our feeders all morning. I had decided to try for...
Pictures and Poems, August 2021
Alligator Eating a Juvenile Alligator
Great Blue Heron photos © Danny Gilliam. Background adult alligator photo © Allen Shank.