2023, 03 March

The American Bittern

The American Bittern

American Bittern. Photo © Shalom Shirk. Climbing off some logs in our pond, I didn’t expect the pleasant surprise God had in store for me.Wait! What was that?! A female Mallard? The bird was sitting...

It Always Rains on Salamander Night!

It Always Rains on Salamander Night!

Spotted Salamander. Photo © Dana Atkinson. “Grandpa,” said George, “why are we going out in the rain? In the DARK?”“Well,” I said, “because tonight is Salamander Night, and we’re going out to see a...

In Our Skies, March 2023: Hybrid Solar Eclipse

In Our Skies, March 2023: Hybrid Solar Eclipse

One of the closest planetary conjunctions of the year will occur on the first evening of March. On this evening, the two brightest planets, Jupiter and Venus, will approach to about 0.5° from each...