A FYI for my readers on a guided journal for nature journal and observers.
female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird at Schuylkill Nature Center The hummingbirds should be migrating. Originally published October 2015,dates still apply. I spotted this female Ruby-Throat at the Schuylkill Nature Center in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia last Wednesday. At first I heard a squeaking noise and then I realized it was a hummingbird. She flew right by […]
I made a vow to myself that I would improve my butterfly and basic nature photography skills. (I also promised myself to draw more in my nature journal, take more hikes this year, remake a garden bed into a butterfly and bird magnet.) I’m coming along. I follow high school biology teachers Jeff’s blog and ran across this great explanation of how Jeff takes such great photos of butterflies. Like athletes preparing for a big game, here is some inspiration for us. Jeff explains how he approaches, keeps the sun at his back, […]
People see color before they see anything else. And trying to identify a mystery bird is no exception. Over the years I have posted photo galleries of common birds grouped by color. These photo galleries serve as guides to figuring out what bird you are seeing. And with spring migration starting, high probability of being stumped […]
For this week’s nature journal prompt I offer one word: Above. Ever notice that in horror films, that danger is often above the characters (next victims)? They have to look up to save themselves. Sometimes we forget to look up – to see the beauty above us, to predict the weather, to see birds telling […]