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Focus Illustrated… July 2021

Focus Illustrated… July 2021

Gray Squirrel This photo was submitted as a Favorite Focus. The editor turned it into an example of the February Photo Focus, by using Sharpen AI software to sharpen the photo. Photo © Ryan Fox,...

Favorite Focus… July 2021

Favorite Focus… July 2021

I found this rock in a cave by our house. Photo © Nate Carlen, Chewelah, WA. I took a walk to our pond, and was delighted to find this large crayfish in a shallow puddle. Photo © Timothy David...

Scorpius

Scorpius

Scorpius, the Scorpion, is one of the most distinctive constellations in the night sky. On July evenings, it sits just above the southern horizon at mid-northern latitudes. Antares, the brightest...

Study Guide Puzzles, July 2021

Study Guide Puzzles, July 2021

Download July 2021 Study Guide PDF Study Guide puzzles reinforce learning from this month’s magazine. Download the Study Guide, and print the puzzle pages. Search for the answers in the July...

The Good Side of Grackles!

The Good Side of Grackles!

Oh, just look at those grackles! By the hundreds! We didn’t count, but Norman said “250.” They fluttered down from the trees like leaves onto our lawn, then into the garden, and back to the trees...

Birds in Flight

Birds in Flight

The first time I began thinking about freezing bird action was several years ago, while attempting to photograph hummingbirds. No matter how hard I tried to get those wings to freeze, I just...

Western Hydra

Western Hydra

Hydra represented a water snake to the ancient Greeks. Like a snake, this constellation is long, narrow, and squiggly. Hydra is the largest constellation in the sky, its form stretching about 75°...

Camp & Cabin Cookin’

Camp & Cabin Cookin’

Recipes: Almost Pizza, and Farmer Brown Special. Recipes: Buttermilk Pancakes, Dutch Honey, and Oatmeal Cake. Download

Learning About Plantain

Learning About Plantain

I love getting out the binoculars to watch birds at the feeder. I love seeing deer, porcupines, mice, and other animals. I love watching the moon and the stars in their phases and seasons, but of...

Study Guide Puzzles, April 2021

Study Guide Puzzles, April 2021

Download Study Guide PDF Study Guide puzzles reinforce learning from this month's magazine. Download the Study Guide, and print the puzzle pages. Search for the answers in the April 2021 Nature...