View the May 2023 Nature Friend Study Guide I probably laughed out loud when I saw this foot-in-the-mouth shot. I have no idea where the “foot” comes from. Is it part of the critter? Many of you are...
Covers, March 2023
View the March 2023 Nature Friend Magazine Fairy shrimp. Photo © Dogwood Ridge. Ruby-crowned Kinglet eating dogwood berry. Photo © Dogwood Ridge.
View the March 2023 Nature Friend Magazine
A Grandma’s Story
Mudpuppy. Photo © Dreamstime.com. Grandma stood on the flat top of the stone wall, enjoying the cool evening air. A small spring-fed stream lined with stone walls flowed through the yard, under the...
We Like Water Wildlife
Marsh with wild phlox. Photo © Dogwood Ridge. The twists and turns of the Big Spring are a water-life paradise. Flowing, rippling watercress and waving mosses grow in the waters. The clear...
You Can Draw a Portuguese Man-o’-war Submissions
A Week by the Creek
Stream and wild lupines. Photo © Dreamstime.com. With a last cautious effort, the sun finally peeked over the eastern horizon. Gaining confidence, it rose fully, flooding the earth with its warmth...
Covers, May 2022
Feeding giant acorn barnacle. Photo © Gerald Corsi/iStockPhoto.com. Impala and Red-billed Oxpeckers. Photo © Dreamstime.com.
Wondernose: What animal stands on its head and kicks food into its mouth?
Barnacles on rock. Photo © iStockPhoto.com. You would have to be quite lively in order to eat in this manner, wouldn’t you, Wondernose? And maybe you would have to live in the water like our mystery...
You Can Draw a Portuguese Man-o’-war
Going Underwater the Easy Way
Predaceous diving beetle with rotifer. Photo © Kevin Shank.
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...
Sand, Shells, and Waves
It was morning on the seashore. The sun was just peeking over the horizon, sending a warm glow over the dozens of little waves at its feet. The sea gulls were already calling and swooping over the...
Creation Close-ups, January 2022: Foraminifera Shell
Christmas Tree Worms
Under a flaming sky, crimson and azure blended to form the endless undulations of the Coral Sea. As the dawn grew brighter, the crimson rippled into scarlet, and the scarlet faded into orange....