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A Day With Vixen

A Day With Vixen

The choir of crickets and voices of the katydids receded to a soft peeping and died away. The dark shadows lightened as the sun slowly spread its first rays across the sky. In the woods, the birds...

Covers, November 2021

Covers, November 2021

Christmas tree worms. Photo © Tim Gurney/Dreamstime.com Dall sheep. Photo © Twildlife/Dreamstime.com

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...

Exploring Nature, October 2021

Exploring Nature, October 2021

Photo ©Kevin Shank The Shenandoah Valley and surrounding mountains will likely be ablaze in peak fall foliage color the second or third weekend.October is the peak migration time for hawks,...

Covers, October 2021

Covers, October 2021

Red squirrel. Photo © Maya Simmonds. American Goldfinch on bachelor buttons. Photo © Hannah Jones, Ava, MO.

Exploring Nature, September 2021

Exploring Nature, September 2021

Beautiful autumn foliage is coming to the New England states.Blue-winged Teal are long-distance migrants; therefore, one of the first to migrate south. By September, large flocks are arriving in...