Butterflies, Moths & Skippers

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...

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...

Sir Longtail

Sir Longtail

“A skipper with tails!” I exclaimed incredulously. “It must be something rare.”That was what Mom had said, so I wasted no moments in getting out there to see. I dashed down the stairs, and mere...