2023, 07 July

To Hear a Kentucky

To Hear a Kentucky

By mid-June most of our warblers are feeding young, quietly flitting about gathering food. Except for early in the day, their songs are few and far between.The second week of June, a customer...

End of the Trail, July 2023: Northern Lights

End of the Trail, July 2023: Northern Lights

Photo © Todd Salat. When I first saw this splendid photo on Spaceweather.com, I knew I wanted to use it to illustrate an article touching on various phenomena some of you, our readers, have seen and...

Grizzlies Abroad!

Grizzlies Abroad!

Grizzly bear. Photo © Amelia Martin/Dreamstime.com. Ah! A camping place to stay!We arrived early in the afternoon, tired of haphazard camping and a stuffed van that spilled belongings onto our heads...

Hercules

Hercules

M13. Photo © Reinhold Wittich/Dreamstime.com. Hercules, the Strongman, is a large constellation that lies straight east of Bootes, the constellation we focused on last month. If you imagine a line...

Making Better Compost

Making Better Compost

With more attention to detail and a few extra tools, compost can be made fertilizer-grade where a little bit goes a long way. What we’re talking about here is not the SAM (stacked, aged manure)that...

Creating a Milky Way Panorama

Creating a Milky Way Panorama

There are few things more beautiful than a breathtaking landscape or nightscape—especially one that includes the Lord’s incredible Milky Way! A panorama enhances everything we love about landscapes,...