Sharon Stiteler

Spider Ballooning

Spiders ballooning at Necedah NWR in Wisconsin. This is how small spiders move from place to places. Video made with iPhone 6s, PhoneSkope adapter and Swarovski ATX 95mm spotting scope.

The adaptable and bird-watcher friendly hooded warbler

People who like birds love spring migration because we see an array of brightly colored warblers (and a few drab ones) before they head farther north. Not all of them summer in Canada; in fact quite a few warblers nest in the United States including American redstarts, yellow warblers, common yellowthroats and if you’re along the Mississippi River, the prothonotary…