Butterflies, Moths & Skippers

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...

Hummer Delights

Hummer Delights

Ruby-throated Hummingbird nest. Photo © Kevin Shank. I perched on scaffolding, twenty feet above a quiet country road. Across the road, Roaring Creek slipped and slid, curved and churned its way to...

Favorite Focus, June 2023

Favorite Focus, June 2023

Bald Eagle nest. Photo © Melody Burkholder. Scott's Oriole. Photo © Katherine Hawk. A clouded sulphur butterfly visits a prairie verbena. Photo © Matthew Dzhalovskiy.