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Snowflakes

Snowflakes

In the Beginning God Created…Snowflakes Snow is falling steadily. The ground is covered and wet snow is clinging to every branch and twig in the forest. Evergreen branches are drooping under the...

Our Long Wait

Our Long Wait

“You wouldn’t believe how yucky the holly bushes are!” Sheila breezed into our office, bringing with her the silken presence of fresh air. It was still March and the air was chilly, but alive with...

A Giant Among Butterflies

A Giant Among Butterflies

A dab of bird dropping rests on a leaf. It must have landed there when a bird passed over. But wait! It’s moving. It’s not a dropping after all. It is a tiny caterpillar, its coloration acting as a...

The Spawning Behaviors of Smallmouth Bass

The Spawning Behaviors of Smallmouth Bass

Underwater visibility is fantastic. I can see at least 30 feet (10 m) horizontally, which is superb for New England waters. I am looking for a male smallmouth bass…. Male smallmouth bass guarding a...

What Is So Rare as a Morning in June?

What Is So Rare as a Morning in June?

Early one bright blue morning, I drove deep into a gap of Shade Mountain to a two-acre clearing maintained for wildlife. White puffy clouds floated along, pushed by the breeze. It was the last week...

Covers, July 2021

Covers, July 2021

Giant Swallowtail. Photo © Deborah Stieglitz/Dreamstime.com. Eastern Screech-Owl and Gray Squirrel meet. Photo © Erik Winits.