Sunday, May 29, 2016

A recent discovery put me in a turkey state of mind. While on my knees photographing wildflowers, I noticed a bone a few feet...

Words can change the world, but only when they lead to action. Earth Day is a great time to remember this. Here are some of...

The spring migration of birds is a good time to buy or upgrade binoculars. That's why I wrote a brief primer on binoculars about...

Shortly after noon on the last day of February, the thermometer on my porch read 62 degrees. It s no wonder I've been thinking...

With more than a month until April arrives, it may be premature to proclaim the end of winter. But since it never arrived, why...

The second day of my trip to Ecuador found me at Mindo Loma, about two hours northwest of Quito. I was the only person there, so I was treated well. And dozens of hummingbirds constantly darted among the many nectar feeders.

Reproduction and feather molt are two of the most energetically demanding aspects of birds' lives. The breeding season can last five months or longer, and feather molt can take six to 10 weeks. Just finding enough food to stay alive during these stressful times can be a full time job.

Under the heading of "unintended consequences," border fences are proving to be very effective at disrupting the movements of wildlife.

The two hours after dawn and the two hours before dusk offer wildlife watchers and hunters excellent viewing opportunities. I like to sit quietly...

Every December I get requests to reprint my version of 'Twas the Night before Christmas I first published in 1988. Merry Christmas everyone!
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