Roseate Spoonbill. Photo © Darren Shank. “Did you see this!?” Dad asked Mom when he got home from work and glanced at the newspaper.“Yeah, let’s go see them,” she replied.“Rare Roseate Spoonbills...
2022, 10 October Bonus Readers’ Issue
Focus Illustrated, October 2022
You Can Draw a Baltimore Oriole Submissions
You Can Draw a Pileated Woodpecker
Beehive Cluster, M44. Photo © CC-SA-4.0. It was a cold, clear 32° F (0° C) Sunday night as my dad and I left our cozy house, bundled in warm winter clothes. Shivering, we walked out to our...
Whooping Crane Wonders
Whooping Crane. Photo © Dreamstime.com. Dawn broke clear and cold on a gorgeous autumn day. The date was October 27, 2021, and it would be a day to remember. My siblings, my mom, and I drove 1½...
Cedar Trees Grow Apples, Too (but please don’t eat them)
Cedar-apple rust. Photos © Dreamstime.com. “Hey, let’s see if there’s a nest in here,” I said to my little sister. We had accidentally frightened a pair of Mourning Doves from a stout cedar tree....
Covers, October 2022
Long-eared Owl. Photo © Matt Amstutz. Bull elk in Grand Teton National Park. Photo © Jason Yoder.
Tea Light Holders
Let’s Take a Hike: Elk
Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo © Mary Moore.
Chain Bird Word Search
H’owl You Get Rich?
Long-eared Owl. Photo © Matt Amstutz. Brrr. My arms trembled. My hands shook. I strained to steady the lens in the -10° C (14° F) chill. But was it the cold making me shiver? Or was something like...
Contest and Event Reminders
From the Editor’s Quill and Scavenger Hunt, October 2022
October 2022, End of the Trail: B. Reynolds Falls
B. Reynolds Falls, Ricketts Glen State Park, PA. Photo © John Friesen.