Open in October 2021
2021, 10 October Bonus Reader’s Issue
You Can Draw a California Quail Submissions
Go to June 2021 for California Quail Lesson
On a Sunday morning in July as I was washing dishes, I kept my eyes on the activity at the bird feeders outside our window. Nothing special, just the usual brown birds—finches and sparrows. Yes,...
Mailbox, October 2021: Black Swallowtail Chrysalises
Creation Close-ups, October 2021
Wondernose: What insect can build mud houses over twenty feet tall?
Termite nest, ©Alfotokunst/Dreamstime.com That sounds pretty magnificent, doesn’t it, Wondernose? And really it is, but that isn’t the only dwelling place these insects have. They are very...
Pictures and Poems, October 2021
Swarms of Excitement
©Janis Maleckis/Dreamstime.com Bethany could hear the excited voices of her brothers outside the window. It was noon, and lunch was almost ready. Now this?“What’s going on?” she asked her sister...
Invisibles, October 2021
Scavenger Hunt, October 2021
October 2021, From the Editor’s Quill: Bonus Readers’ Issue!
The Bonus Readers’ Issue! Some of you have been eagerly awaiting this issue, wondering if your submission will be in it. Congratulations to those whose hard work you will find here. And thank you to...
The Tiny Bird With a Big Voice!
Who would’ve thought a House Wren could have such a big mouth? Certainly not me. Surely such a tiny bird couldn’t eke out more than a squeak or two, maybe a quiet warble. I was mistaken…hugely....
Let’s Take a Hike: White-breasted Nuthatch
Let's Take a Hike, October 2021. Photo © Anna Boggs, 15, Rural Retreat, VA.
Covers, October 2021
Red squirrel. Photo © Maya Simmonds. American Goldfinch on bachelor buttons. Photo © Hannah Jones, Ava, MO.