Nature

  1. Winter Skies! By Clear Thunder

    With Winter approaching, professional and amateur astronomers alike in the northern hemisphere look forward to this time of year because of it's excellent stargazing opportunities. The reason is that, as the Earth travels around the sun, it 'wobbles,' which causes the Earth to 'tilt' and thus is responsible for our seasons. That tilt, in the Winter, allows us to look deeper into our own spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy, whereas during the summer, the tilt gives us a field of view that...
  2. Rufi The Ruby Throated Hummingbird's Tale

    A poignant tale. I'll relate it primarily in photos Rufi, The Ruby Throated Hummingbird One of our website's members, "9933", came upon a Hummer Tuesday morning, April 24, 2012. This elegant bird had apparently recently flown into a window. The little fellow was barely alive. The situation was aggravated by unseasonably cold weather, a frost, this late in April Our only species of Hummingbird in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, the Hummer had traveled up to 2000 miles just a...
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