2023, 10 October

A Peek Into an Apiary

A Peek Into an Apiary

I stared at the thermometer. “Eighty degrees. That’s a little warm to be in the sun, don’t you think?” I asked Mom.“It’s perfect weather to check the bees,” Mom assured me as she filled her bucket...

Creation Close-ups, October 2023

Creation Close-ups, October 2023

Hightown, in Highland County, Virginia. Photo © Shaphan Shank. Black bear. Photo ©Heather Eveleth. Common Raccoons. Photo © Allen Miller. Fall leaves. Photo ©Melissa Stauffer.

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...

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....

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...