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The Most Important Garden Nutrient

The Most Important Garden Nutrient

What is the single most important nutrient for growing plants? There are two possible correct answers, water or carbon. Both of these run in global, sun-powered cycles and provide renewable energy....

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...

SpaceX and the Fireball

SpaceX and the Fireball

SpaceX launch and fireball. Photo © Jason Rinehart. The skies were dark from the Pine Tree overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. I had come here on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, to...

Satellites

Satellites

I enjoy relaxing and watching the darkness of night extinguish the distractions of daytime, as the tranquil beauty of the silent stars appears. We’re used to those stars holding still, but at times...

Exploring Nature, January 2022

Exploring Nature, January 2022

By mid-January, the wintering eagle population peaks in Virginia.Look at snowflake designs under a microscope.Bucks are shedding their antlers.January and February are the most popular months to...

Pup

Pup

Weddell seal and pup. Photo © Dreamstime.com. A seal pup struggles to raise himself up and looks for his mother. He is only one day old, but his senses of sight and smell are keen. There are many...