2022, 03 March

Gardening without Tillage—Why?

Gardening without Tillage—Why?

Photo © Dreamstime.com. I realize that having a garden without tilling might sound strange. My earliest memories of gardening include plowing, disking, and tilling. For many years I never knew there...

Caption This, March 2022: Bees on Flower

Caption This, March 2022: Bees on Flower

“You’re frazzled because you forgot to get the queen a present for her birthday? Well, how about a ‘Bit-O-Honey?’” Photo and caption © Randy Bottcher. We invite you to submit your caption for this...

How to Build a Rustic Cottage Flower Planter

How to Build a Rustic Cottage Flower Planter

STEP 1:Build a simple 24” x 36” x 8” box with a bottom, using sturdy old fence boards. STEP 2:Now you are ready to construct the cottage front. Cut five weathered barn boards to make a cottage...

The Big Dipper

The Big Dipper

Most people who can pick out at least two constellations in the night sky can point out the Big Dipper. As it turns out, the Big Dipper is not a constellation. It’s an asterism within the...

Exploring Nature, March 2022

Exploring Nature, March 2022

Snow trillium. Photo © Kevin Shank. Snow trilliums bloom mid-March to early April. This trillium was photographed near Franklin, West Virginia, March 21.Sharp-tailed Grouse are displaying on...

My Day With the Birds

My Day With the Birds

Red-tailed Hawk. Photo © Julian Kreider. When I was looking through the September Nature Friend, I saw the Birding with Friends Contest. I thought it would be interesting to try. I decided to make...

Our Lunar Adventure

Our Lunar Adventure

Lunar eclipse. Photo © Kevin Shank. It was November 16, 2021, and excitement was high for us siblings. Tonight was a lunar eclipse!It was cloudy, and we were a bit worried. But, it was windy, and we...