2023, 02 February

Our Hoary Redpoll Pursuits

Our Hoary Redpoll Pursuits

Hoary Redpoll. Photo © Simonas Minkevius/Dreamstime.com. Two years ago, the winter brought some unusual birds to us from the North country. One of these was a Hoary Redpoll. It was coming to another...

Taurus

Taurus

The Pleiades. Photo © Shaphan Shank. Taurus, the Bull, is a distinctive constellation that lies just northwest of Orion, high in the evening sky in late winter. A V-shaped group of stars forms the...

Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells

Ice bells on Muddy Creek, VA. Photo © Cheryl Shank. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, along Muddy Creek,Where the water was dashing, the weather was bleak,Cold winds were howling, and mercury...

Other Garden-Friendly Livestock

Other Garden-Friendly Livestock

While the chickens we wrote about last month are by far the most common, they are not the only garden-friendly animals available for our use. This month I want to take a brief look at several other...

This Morning was the “Tomorrow”

This Morning was the “Tomorrow”

MacGillivray's Warbler. Photo © Kevin Shank. You may remember “The Photo Focus” in January ended with the sentence, “Plus, there is tomorrow.” Well, that was today. When I wrote that, I just thought...