2022, 04 April

Marvels at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Marvels at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Photo © Julia Dutill. If you ever have the chance to visit Charleston, South Carolina, I would suggest you visit a lovely public gardens close by—Magnolia Plantation...

Camp & Cabin Cookin’

Camp & Cabin Cookin’

Recipes: Taco Dip, Red Beans and Rice with Keilbasa. Recipes: Chocolate Roll Cake, Violet Jelly.

Raise Food? Raise Beds!

Raise Food? Raise Beds!

Photo © Dreamstime.com. One of the best ways to reduce tillage and increase our enjoyment of gardening is to construct permanent beds. When we stop tilling, it is important to avoid compaction as...

Ursa Major

Ursa Major

Ursa Major, the Great Bear, is a large constellation in the northern circumpolar region of the sky. Ursa Major is known best for the Big Dipper, which makes up the northeastern part of the...

Raising Mealworms

Raising Mealworms

Eastern Bluebird eating mealworm. Photo © Dreamstime.com. Thank you to the Amstutz family who asked about raising mealworms for bluebirds (February issue). I can hear and see your bluebirds’ happy...

Exploring Nature, April 2022

Exploring Nature, April 2022

In April and May, wildebeest herds move northwest to central Serengeti. They follow the new grass growth.April and May are times to hunt morel mushrooms in the mid-South and Midwest.Check vernal...

Wild Bird Art Contest Graphite Pencil Winners

Wild Bird Art Contest Graphite Pencil Winners

First Place Winner Great Horned Owl. Artwork © Lynette Miller, 17. Second Place Winner Wood Duck pair. Artwork © Reuben Miller, 16. Third Place Winner Red-bellied Woodpecker. Artwork © Laura...

Wild Bird Art Contest Child Winners

Wild Bird Art Contest Child Winners

First Place Winner Baltimore Oriole. Artwork © Elizabeth Boggs, 12. Second Place Winner Barn Owl. Artwork © Blessing Langham, 12. Third Place Winner House Wren. Artwork © John Mark Ramer, 12. About...

Wild Bird Art Contest Youth Winners

Wild Bird Art Contest Youth Winners

First Place Winner Osprey. Artwork © Dawn Burkholder, 16. Second Place Winner Broad-billed Hummingbirds at cardinal flower. Artwork © Mark Brueggemann, 14. Third Place Winner Ruby-throated...