August Backyard Almanac - "the difference between night and day" - literally By Lisa Johnson • Aug 11, 2017 Eclipse 2017/NASA Larry Weber says the difference between viewing a total eclipse and a partial eclipse is - literally - the difference between night and day. But if a trip to the totality isn't in your plans, there are lots of ways to enjoy the eclipse, stay safe and even a helpful list of places who might be able to set you up with good eclipse-viewing optics. Backyard Almanac - enjoying July's "calendar plant" By Lisa Johnson • Jul 28, 2017 ©Bryan French. Used with permission. Larry Weber's already looking forward to what he calls "Awesome August," but he's not done enjoying the cricket-sized little spring peepers, wood frogs and American toads yet, either. And milkweed and fireweed, he says, "own July." 7/31 Backyard Almanac with Larry Weber By Lisa Johnson • Jul 31, 2015 Mario Klingemann/Flickr Author and naturalist Larry Weber talks spiderwebs, continues to defend goldenrod from its undeserved reputation as an allergen, and warns against eating baneberry: "it is a bit nasty."