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2021, 02, February

I Like Grackles

I Like Grackles

Common Grackle. Photo © Kieran Li/Dreamstime.com. Its large yellow eye followed my every move, probably hoping I had something to eat in my hand. I had nothing but the book I was reading. Besides...

The Comical Kingfisher

The Comical Kingfisher

Silently I walked through the trees, toward the lake. On the shore stood a bird-watching blind. I stepped inside and sat down to watch. A male Belted Kingfisher leaving its nest. Photo © Kevin Shank...

The Secretive Caecilian

The Secretive Caecilian

Nestled in a moist dirt burrow in the forested hills of Kenya, Africa, a 3-inch-long (75-mm), pale, serpentine creature uncoils as it awakens. It wriggles around in search of something to satisfy...

Mrs. Bumble

Mrs. Bumble

One hazy April day I went to our garden looking for worms for a tiger salamander we had found the previous fall. As I dug my shovel into the black soil, a yellow object popped out of the ground....

Covers, February 2021

Covers, February 2021

Front cover: Belted Kingfisher with a minnow. Photo © Scott Linstead. Back Cover: Carolina Chickadees on Norway Spruce accented with hawthorne. Photo © Steven Smith.

Late Winter Waterfowl

Late Winter Waterfowl

Our annual late winter waterfowl chase was scheduled for February 20. We usually travel to Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Lebanon and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania. We hope to hit the...