As many of my readers know, I regularly cross-post some of my blog posts at the Blue Ridge Gazette, a group blog on life and culture in the Appalachian Mountains. While I have never lived in the mountains, I contribute essays on birds that may be found both in my city and in the mountains. This is the basis for my Birds of the Mid-Atlantic series. Recently, the contributors to the Blue Ridge Gazette blog founded an online magazine on the same subject. The magazine is a collection of the best posts from the blog, and it is published once a month. The online Blue Ridge Gazette magazine is now in its second issue. Go there if you have an interest in life in the mountains, and while there, take a look at the first issue as well.