Insects & Arachnids

You Can Draw a Luna Moth

You Can Draw a Luna Moth

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive Outside on a warm summer night in eastern United States, a large light green moth flutters softly past you in the moonlight. You have just encountered the...

Bog Slog, Part 1

Bog Slog, Part 1

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive “Let’s go on a bog slog! We’ll get to see carnivorous plants and bee-tricking bog orchids!” Friends and family often hear me say that during early June....

My Blue and Black Tale

My Blue and Black Tale

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive My schoolteacher had explained to us that swallowtail butterfly caterpillars like carrot plants. Since I had a row of carrots in my garden, I thought I’d...

The Native Wildflower Garden

The Native Wildflower Garden

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive Why,” you ask, “would I want to include native spring ephemerals in my wildflower garden?”Well, in my experience, these wildflowers are much more than...

Exploring Nature, January 2024

Exploring Nature, January 2024

Find frost flowers or ice needles. These occur when the air is icy cold yet the soil is still above freezing and plant roots are active. In mid-January the wintering eagle population peaks in...

Composition Considerations

Composition Considerations

Now that you have a subject in your viewfinder, what makes a pleasing composition?The answers will vary, and usually there is not a right/wrong way. First of all, what is being photographed? If it...

Favorite Focus, November 2023

Favorite Focus, November 2023

Pine Warbler. Photo © Weston Martin, Greencastle, PA. Photo © Peter Shirk, New Columbia, PA. Eastern lubber grasshopper. Photo © Abigail Russell, Austin, TX. Green darner dragonfly. Photo © Colette...