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This past winter, I had the opportunity to spend 6 days in Alaska on The Old Farmer's Almanac Northern Lights Tour.
At breakfast, I sit near my backyard window and listen to birds' sweet songs in the morning light. Did you know that birds are one of the best cues to the length of a day? The changing daylight has a hormonal trigger in birds, and starts them whistling.
Though New Year's resolutions have a checked history in my own life, it surprised me to find out that the practice of reflection and renewal at the start of a new year is an age-old tradition.
For the past four months, we’ve shown you photos of clouds that might remind you of a certain object, character, or creature. This month, we decided to be a little different.
It’s amazing how invisible water vapor can condense into tiny water droplets or ice particles, gather together, and form visible clouds.
Clouds are always changing shape. Occasionally, they’ll morph into a familiar form, such as an animal, plant, or man-made object.
If you like to look for familiar shapes in clouds, you’ve come to the right spot.
Is autumn is in the air? What signals the change of seasons in your area? Here in New Hampshire, the temperature is falling and the garden plants are slowing down. 
Where I live, winter temperatures are often in the single digits. Whether your area is colder or warmer, keeping warm is a basic need that we all share. I've posted some tips—from both Almanac editors and readers—about how to stay warm. These aren't "big" projects like buying a new heating syst...
If you're a gardener who lives with frost, it's important to get your vegetables harvested in time. Here are tips on how to predict the arrival of Jack Frost.
Yes, I sleep with bananas all winter long.  A ‘Super Dwarf Cavendish’ banana plant, that is. 
A week ago, I waved goodbye to the last Monarch butterflies that hatched in my garden on the plentiful ascelpia tuberosa, orange milkweed. 

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