A while back I had the opportunity to drive a couple of hours through the Illinois countryside. I wasn’t doing any birding in Illinois on this trip, but I did pay attention to the land – the crops, in particular – as I traveled down the road, which was a state highway, not the interstate.
When you think of Iowa, you think of corn. And for the most part, that’s a realistic thought. However, there’s more to the state of Iowa than just cattle feed. There are hundreds of species of birds there too which makes birding in Iowa just as much fun as anywhere else.
Did you ever own a pair of Bausch and Lomb binoculars? The Elite models they used to make aren’t the same as those in the Bushnell binoculars Elite series, but there is a relationship between the two companies.
Bushnell acquired the rights to producing Bausch and Lomb binoculars decades ago. They continued to make them until the early 1990s. Now Bushnell binoculars makes its own Elite models which are what we’ll look at here.
You know Minnesota as the land of 10,000 lakes, but birding in Minnesota is just as popular as the lakes.
Bird watching in Minnesota is something you can do in virtually every part of the state. Birders more often do their thing in the open countryside or in the forests, but you may have to wander into the cities to find some species.
This is the first of what I hope will be 50 articles on birding in each state of the United States. I’m starting with birding in Wisconsin because it’s my home state. I’ve lived here all my life except for a handful of years in Nebraska.
You’ve seen the awesome pictures of cool looking deep space objects. Now you’d love to be able to capture some of your own using astrophotography (also called astroimaging). Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes along with a suitable camera are just the ticket for you.
Your binoculars may have lens caps. Maybe it even has caps for both the eyepieces and the objective lenses. But unless you never take them off to use your binoculars, your lenses are going to get dirty.