Natural Beauty
Birds & Blooms|August/September 2021
Admire these priceless moments captured by readers.

While I was birding with my granddaughter in late July at Killdeer Plains, a local wildlife area in central Ohio, she told me to stop the car and back up. Posing and singing for us nearly within arm’s reach of the car was this lovely male dickcissel. Not 10 minutes earlier, we had almost given up birding for the day because it had rained.

Laura Marshall

PROSPECT, OHIO

SOUNDING OFF

A member of the cardinal family, the dickcissel got its interesting name from the male’s song, which sounds a lot like dick-dick-cissel-cissel.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM BIRDS & BLOOMSView All

SUMMER-LONG Singers

VIREOS MAY BE INCONSPICUOUS, BUT THEY’RE EVERYWHERE THIS SEASON. LOOK UP AND LISTEN.

4 mins read
Birds & Blooms
August/September 2021

Natural Beauty

Admire these priceless moments captured by readers.

2 mins read
Birds & Blooms
August/September 2021

West Coast Coppers

Plant flowers and use multiple feeders to attract Allen’s hummingbirds.

2 mins read
Birds & Blooms
August/September 2021

Plentiful Plants Await

Three must-see stops within Montreal’s botanical garden.

1 min read
Birds & Blooms
August/September 2021

Grow for Impact

Try these plants for intrigue that extends beyond a flower’s petals.

4 mins read
Birds & Blooms
August/September 2021

Puddlin' About

The surprising reason butterflies flutter so quickly to a bit of standing water.

2 mins read
Birds & Blooms
August/September 2021

Make Snails Slink Away

Seven nontoxic ways to keep slugs and snails from running roughshod over your garden.

2 mins read
Birds & Blooms
August/September 2021

modern mini MAKEOVERS

THE SHRUBS IN GRANDMA’S BACKYARD MAY BE HUGE, BUT THEY’RE CLASSICS FOR A REASON. CHECK OUT WHAT THE NEXT GENERATION OF TRADITIONAL SHRUBS HAS TO OFFER.

4 mins read
Birds & Blooms
August/September 2021

FLUTTERING FAVES

Readers capture stunning PHOTOGRAPHS of common visitors—plus a few rarities.

3 mins read
Birds & Blooms
August/September 2021

Bonding Through Birds

Kindness spreads through this Kentucky nursing facility, but it starts with feathered friends at a window.

3 mins read
Birds & Blooms
December 2020/January 2021
RELATED STORIES

Kimmons Hand Tools

One man’s journey to produce some of the highest quality tools around.

5 mins read
Popular Woodworking
October 2021

Top prospects by need in 2022

SCOUTING REPORT

4 mins read
The Giant Insider
August 29, 2021

STELLANTIS CEO EXPECTS CHIP SHORTAGE TO DRAG INTO NEXT YEAR

The leader of the world’s fourth-largest automaker expects a global computer chip shortage that has cut vehicle production to last into next year.

1 min read
AppleMagazine
AppleMagazine #508

Carlos Blanco Artero – Figurative Abstraction

My work could fit within a contemporary figuration but at the same time within abstraction. I have several lines of work, which often converge, and others go their own way.

4 mins read
Art Market
Issue #60 June 2021

Benny Rietveld – Smooth Operator

Carlos Santana’s long-time bassist Benny Rietveld reflects on a career at the front line of expression

7 mins read
Bass Player
July 2021

STELLANTIS, FOXCONN TEAM UP TO MAKE CARS MORE CONNECTED

Carmaker Stellantis and Taiwan’s Foxconn announced plans to develop a jointly operated automotive supplier focusing on technology to make vehicles more connected, including artificial intelligence-based applications and 5-G communications.

1 min read
Techlife News
Techlife News #499

AMERICA'S CRUELEST MOTHER!

Murder bust after tossing boy in river

1 min read
Globe
March 29, 2021

Carlos Nazario – 12 Months.14 Covers.

The fashion industry can’t seem to get enough of Carlos Nazario.

10+ mins read
New York magazine
March 1-14, 2021

What are Your Intentions?

How to sharpen and enlarge your understanding and application of intentions.

6 mins read
Transformation Magazine
February 2021

DOGS FIRST

Smarter persons would have stayed home in harsh conditions, but among the fanatic grousers I partnered with, no one had the temerity to stay indoors when Saturdays or Sundays were the only times many of us could head out to the woods after a week of work.

5 mins read
The Upland Almanac
Spring 2021