Friday, September 30, 2016
butterfly

Dr. Scott Shalaway recently attended the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History's annual Bug Fair. He also spotted a bear on his property and has made note of the return of cicada brood V.
bird on post

From the simple trills of chipping sparrows to more complex songs, birds provide music to the ears.
Brood V cicadas will emerge in May in parts of Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

By the end of the month, cicadas will be impossible to miss in parts of Ohio, West Virginia, southwestern Pennsylvania and western Virginia.
Rose-breasted grosbeak

Over the next two weeks, rose-breasted grosbeaks may be making appearances at bird feeders.
man reading

Publishers of nature-themed books seem to be in overdrive this spring. Here are some of the best I've had a chance to review.
hummingbird

May is when many birders are born. The aroma of lilacs fills the air and spring migration shifts into overdrive.
globe on grass

The world would be a better place if we all kept the principles of Earth Day in mind every day.
birdhouse

Get the kids and grandchildren involved in building a few boxes for backyard cavity-nesters like bluebirds and chickadees.
hummingbird

As exasperating as fluctuating temperatures are to us, they can really wreak havoc on migratory birds.
bird on post

Birds sing for two reasons. The message depends upon who hears the song.
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