2023, 10 October

Sir Longtail

Sir Longtail

“A skipper with tails!” I exclaimed incredulously. “It must be something rare.”That was what Mom had said, so I wasted no moments in getting out there to see. I dashed down the stairs, and mere...

Bald Eagle Boost

As I was preparing this issue of Nature Friend, I received a photo from Kevin Burkholder of a Bald Eagle he had photographed that morning. He wrote:“I was delighted to see a Bald Eagle in a tree...

Keep It Covered

Keep It Covered

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, weeding, fertilizing, or harvesting....

Aquarius

Aquarius

Helix Nebula, NGC 7293. Photo © Allexxandar/Dreamstime.com. Aquarius is a sprawling constellation that stretches across nearly 40° of the southern sky on autumn evenings. This constellation lies...

Mason Jar Ant Farm

Mason Jar Ant Farm

Photo © Jordan Roper/Dreamstime.com. Supplies Needed: Large mason jar with lid Small mason jar with lid (small enough to fit into the larger one) Dirt Sand Drill with ⅛” drill bit Piece of cloth...

God’s Garbagemen

God’s Garbagemen

Have you ever thought about who cleans up after you? Who washes your clothes? Who washes the dishes? Who takes out the trash? Who carries the trash away? If nobody did any of these things in your...

Exploring Nature, October 2023

Exploring Nature, October 2023

Bull elk. Photo © Dreamstime.com. The elk are still bugling. Brown and brook trout are spawning. Wild ginseng is ready for harvest. Check local laws. Bobwhite Quail live in coveys from autumn to...