2022, 08 August

Which Bug Bites?

Which Bug Bites?

Water Workshop 1st Place Caddisfly larva. Photo © Dogwood Ridge. Beep, beep, beep. At 5:00 in the morning, the persistent beeping of the alarm clock awakened me from a deep sleep. Oh, yes! I...

English Class Was “For the Birds”

English Class Was “For the Birds”

Spring Migration Bird Contest Grand Prize It is a typical Monday morning at work in mid-May. The weather has finally dried out following the wettest April on record, and the sun is trying to peak...

Birding Along the Linville Creek

Birding Along the Linville Creek

Spring Migration Bird Contest Second Place Linville Creek. Photo © Dogwood Ridge. The clock read 11:30 a.m. I was curled up on the couch flipping through the latest issue of Nature Friend, when the...

From the Editor’s Quill, August 2022: Contests

From the Editor’s Quill, August 2022: Contests

This issue was fun to compile, but a lot of work. Three contests finished May 31, and reviewing the submissions took a lot of time. These pages are full, yet we still have more of your stories to...

A Week in the Woods

A Week in the Woods

Water Workshop Grand Prize Woodland pond. Photo © Joanna Rufener. What goes on day and night at a calm, wooded pond in spring?It was a mystery to me, and this year I found out, thanks to Nature...