Learning By Doing

How to Make a Porch Light Birdhouse

How to Make a Porch Light Birdhouse

House Wren. Photo © Kevin Shank. Find a wall-mount porch light.Take the top off.If the wiring is still in the light, tear the wiring out.Take the panes of glass out.Spray the panes of glass with...

Building a Horse & Wagon Flower Planter

Building a Horse & Wagon Flower Planter

When I first saw the article about the flower planter contest, right away I started thinking about what my project was going to be. I thought about making a horse and wagon, and I decided to try...

A 16″ Binocular

A 16″ Binocular

Did you read Morris Yoder's article, “Two Are Better Than One?” Well, take a look at this. Brandon Martin’s introduction to astronomy first involved using a spotting scope. It didn’t take long to...

Bobcat Bonanza!

Bobcat Bonanza!

Elusive, secretive, camouflaged. This perfectly describes the bobcat, one of North America’s smallest wildcats. My first glimpse of a bobcat was from my deer stand one chilly October evening, ten...

Go Watch Them!

Go Watch Them!

I really enjoy bird watching. About three years ago we lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, right along the central major flyway. I was fascinated with the intriguing variety of species that came through our...

From Seeds to Swallows

From Seeds to Swallows

“Would you like to choose a special kind of vegetable to grow in our garden this summer?” my mom asked me. Photo © Smartstock/iStockPhoto.com. I was excited, and soon began looking through a seed...

Many, Many Mushrooms

Many, Many Mushrooms

“This is the last day of our Nature Friend bird contest; shall we go out again this afternoon?” All photos © Ronald Stine family “Is it still raining?” Lily asked. 2104-NFM-p24-25Download “Just...