2022, 08 August

Capturing Flying Flash Butterflies

Capturing Flying Flash Butterflies

Meadow fritillaries and Queen Anne's lace. Photo © Steven Russell Smith. If you are like me, butterflies were the inspiration and springboard for your pursuit of serious photography. Through the...

Warm Season Cover Crops

Warm Season Cover Crops

Sunn hemp. Photo © Dreamstime.com. One of the most important rules of gardening is to always be gardening. That doesn’t mean we need to keep ourselves in the garden every working day planting,...

Lyra

Lyra

Ring Nebula. Photo © NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScl/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration. Lyra, the Harp, is a small constellation that lies almost straight overhead on August evenings in the...

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...

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...

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...