Birding & Fishing Articles

What do you feed the birds? Our handy wild bird food chart lists the type of seeds, nuts, and other... read more
Here are a few simple but very important rules you must remember if you wish to succeed with birds... read more
Through the summer, I have suet hanging on a hook on my deck next to the hummingbird feeder. I can... read more
Honeybees provide a great service to agriculture: they pollinate more crops than any other insect,... read more
With its distinctive peeling chalky-white bark, the white birch tree (Betula papyrifera) is a... read more
The Algonquin Indians call the smallmouth bass achigan, which means “the one that fights.” With all... read more
Here’s how to estimate the weight of a fish. Measure the fish from the tip of its nose to the tip... read more
Tips for Catching Trout Never fish with the Sun behind you. Trout have excellent eyesight; if... read more
How do you foretell the coming of spring? Every year, I enjoy hearing what readers from different... read more
Here is a recipe for the birds! 8 pounds suet 2 pounds peanut butter 8-ounce bottle corn syrup 2... read more
Try this bird food recipe to attract your feathered friends! 3 parts melted fat (suet preferred) 1... read more
Try this bird food recipe—just place in mesh bags and hang outdoors! 2 cups cornmeal 2... read more
Here are some great bird food recipes, to be used anytime, but especially in the cold winter months... read more
Learn how to make a bird seed wreath with these simple instructions, and create something very... read more
For eons, we humans have raided our gardens, pantries and tackle-boxes in quest of fool-proof fish... read more
Here are some tried-and-true fishing tips from an expert fisherman. Be at the right place at the... read more
Here some great nature links for everything outdoors, from fishing to camping to weather watching.... read more
Ice-fishing, while enjoyable, can also be dangerous. Here are some ice-fishing safety tips for... read more
Here is some information about how fish live and breathe, so to speak. How do fish … Swim? Fish... read more
It's time again to shine the spotlight on a certain caterpillar. The larva of the Isabella tiger... read more
A new baby was delivered today. She has cream-colored skin and a black head. She's only about ¼... read more
As my husband and I worked in the garden this weekend, I noticed the bees visiting my azaleas (okay... read more
When a bird's natural plant food has waned or withered away, a few well–placed bird feeders can... read more
Creating a bird-friendly environment is simply a matter of providing the creature comforts we all... read more
Tides can range in size from small to great, and certain areas of the world are prone to... read more
The following tidal glossary shows the various tidal ranges and describes the qualities of each.... read more
Ever heard the terms perigee and apogee? Here is a quick definition. The Moon's orbit periodically... read more
In the past century, an “air tide,” or shifting of the atmosphere, has been recognized and studied... read more
Earth experiences proxigean tides—an extraordinary tidal range that, when combined with other... read more
The following is a explanation of spring and neap tides in relation to lunar and solar cycles.... read more
Fishermen rarely divulge their favorite fly-fishing spots but Phil Monahan, former editor of... read more
Here are 20 fly-fishing terms, defined by Silvio Calabi, author of The Illustrated Encyclopedia of... read more
Suet is the perfect bird food recipe for the winter months when birds’ food sources dwindle. Suet... read more
To attract your birds to your garden or backyard, you need shrubs and plants that provide food and ... read more
The Praying Mantids, or mantises, have fascinated humans throughout time. If you're among the... read more
Lichens are an amazing group of plants that could be the oldest living things on Earth. Their... read more
Who hasn’t marveled at the aerial abilities of dragonflies as they glide effortlessly over... read more
For centuries, gardeners have been fascinated with the beauty and aerobatics of hummingbirds. This... read more