• Six Tips for Choosing Binoculars for Stargazing

    Six Tips for Choosing Binoculars for Stargazing

    Why Binoculars Are Good for Stargazing When you think of astronomy, you naturally think of telescopes.  But did you know that binoculars are excellent for exploring the night sky?  Here are some of the reasons why. They have a wide field of view You can look with two eyes. They are easy to access. There…

  • What Can You See in the Night Sky?

    What Can You See in the Night Sky?

    Here are some of the easiest to see objects in the night sky, such as the moon and the planets.

  • Where Can You Go To See Beautiful Fall Foliage?

    Yesterday was a beautiful day for a fall foliage drive up on Skyline Drive.  Skyline Drive runs along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and through the Shenandoah National Park. My husband and I took off mid morning and decided to access the drive at Swift Run Gap and then we drove…

  • How to Keep Warm on a Winter Hike

    With the proper preparation you can enjoy the outdoors, even though it’s cold outside.

  • Where Can You See American Eagles?

    A couple of weeks ago, I took a trip on the Potomac Eagle Train to see some beautiful fall scenery and most important, the American Bald Eagle.  The Bald Eagle is our national symbol and their eastern nesting grounds lie in a spectacular gorge carved by the South Branch of the Potomac River. The trip…

  • Six Basic Supplies For The Birder

    Birding was something I never thought about until a friend of mine showed his bald eagle pictures at our local photography club.  Birding could be an educational and entertaining hobby for anyone, and it’s a hobby that will get you outdoors.  Here are six items that you will need if you are thinking about getting…

  • Birds at my Feeder

    My bird feeder allows me to enjoy many different kinds of birds in the winter, when I am stuck inside