Reptiles & Amphibians

Tadpoles

Tadpoles

One time when we were cleaning the pond, we saw a tadpole in the mud. We picked it up and put it into a cup with water. We brought it to the house. Then we put it in a fish tank with water, a fake...

Marvels at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Marvels at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Photo © Julia Dutill. If you ever have the chance to visit Charleston, South Carolina, I would suggest you visit a lovely public gardens close by—Magnolia Plantation...

Exploring Nature, April 2022

Exploring Nature, April 2022

In April and May, wildebeest herds move northwest to central Serengeti. They follow the new grass growth.April and May are times to hunt morel mushrooms in the mid-South and Midwest.Check vernal...

Exploring Nature, February 2022

Exploring Nature, February 2022

Go out in February and early March and check wet-weather ponds. You might spy spotted or tiger salamanders laying their eggs. Look at night with a strong flashlight.Overseed food plots in...

Life in a Pond

Life in a Pond

The first rays of sun break through the darkness, and the gray light of dawn appears. It does not last long, though, for as the sun rises higher, its light gains strength. The misty gray of dawn...

No Fish Tale

No Fish Tale

Spring was on the calendar and in the air. Bright sunshine, warm temperatures, and clear blue skies beckoned winter-weary children of all ages outdoors to enjoy God’s beautiful creation. River...

Covers, June 2021

Covers, June 2021

Baltimore Oriole, Female. Photo © Alva Steury Jr. Garter snake. Photo © Alva Steury Jr.

Crocodiles

Crocodiles

A crocodile basks in the sun on the banks of the Nile River. He has just eaten, so he will probably not need to hunt again for a long time. He sleeps, undisturbed. He looks like his name—crocodile....