2022

On a Starry Night in December

On a Starry Night in December

“Papa! May Joshua, Michaela, and I sleep outside on Tuesday night to watch the Geminid meteor shower?” I questioned eagerly, looking up from the November issue of Nature Friend where I had just...

Nature’s Antics

Nature’s Antics

Bobcat. Photo © Dogwood Ridge. The sun wasn’t up yet, but there were streaks of pink in the east. As I sat on a small bluff overlooking a field, a few deer and even several wary coyotes wandered...

Many, Many Meteors

Many, Many Meteors

My brother and I stepped excitedly out of the darkened house into the exhilarating night air. The sky showed no sign of dawn, but in the west an impending cloud threatened to destroy our chance to...

Covers, December 2022

Covers, December 2022

Long-tailed Weasel in pine tree. Photo © Mlharing/iStock.com. Painted turtles. Photo © Cheryl Shank.

Weasel Ways

Weasel Ways

Long-tailed weasel. Photo © Mlharing/iStock.com. The long-tailed weasel mother purred and nuzzled her six youngsters. They were over four weeks old and growing fast. Their eyes were open now, and...

Caption This Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Caption This Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet eating dogwood berries. "If only I could stand on my tip-toes..." We invite you to submit your caption for this Ruby-crowned Kinglet eating dogwood berries. The photograph will...

Honk! Quack!

Honk! Quack!

Snow Geese flying. Photo © Matt Anderson/Dreamstime.com. One sunny day we decided to go to Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. After driving a ways, we stopped and watched an assortment of ducks...