The tiniest of all birds, hummingbirds are confined to the Western Hemisphere.
Updated: July 30, 2010, - 01:44 AM
In July the central part of North America heats up with sunny skies and southwesterly or westerly winds producing the hottest temperatures of the year.
Updated: July 22, 2010, - 10:47 PM
Annual cicadas sing loudly and shrilly on summer days; the sometimes pulsating buzzing intensifies with warmth. The sound is made by the males.
Updated: July 08, 2010, - 08:56 PM
It's the peak of the season for picking ripe red raspberries. Since almost everyone likes the taste of fresh raspberries, they are, luckily, one of the easiest fruits to grow.
Updated: July 01, 2010, - 09:01 PM
Many people enjoy watching ruby-throated hummingbirds feeding from nectar-producing garden plants and backyard feeders containing sweetened water, but few have seen a hummingbird's nest.
Updated: June 24, 2010, - 07:48 PM
Right now we continue to see broods of small wood duck ducklings with their mothers, American robins are nesting for the second time, house wren and Baltimore oriole parents are busy feeding young nestlings and indigo buntings and rose-breasted grosbeaks delight us with their presence at our feeding stations. Also, warbling vireos and mourning doves enchant us with their vocalizations. The list of June bird happenings can go on and on.
Updated: June 18, 2010, - 01:28 AM
Strawberry plantings are now yielding buckets of mouth-watering fruit. Strawberries are the most popular backyard garden fruit in America, requiring little room to grow and not much attention but producing a lot of fruit that is high in vitamin C.
Updated: June 10, 2010, - 11:04 PM
Eastern cottonwoods continue shedding innumerable seeds, which are being blown around by the wind on their cottony down.
Updated: June 03, 2010, - 11:52 PM
An expert hunter, the dragonfly has a streamlined body and glistening wings that carry it through the air at speeds of 30 miles per hour or more.
Updated: May 28, 2010, - 12:11 AM