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Crows go tubing….

January 15, 2012

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As previously noted, I find crows to be a fascinating species.* This is just too cool:     *I admit that I’m fascinated by just about every creature in the natural world (along with a lot of man-made stuff and ideas, as well). Advertisements

Bumble’s Green Lizard

October 7, 2011

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A couple of weeks ago I noticed Bumble (my cat) hovering over something in the yard. She was so intent that I went out to investigate Turns out that Bumble had “captured” and was tormenting a small, green lizard. At first, I thought the lizard was already dead. It was completely still. But I watched […]

Praying Mantis Waits for Hummingbird

September 19, 2011

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I walked outside this morning to put something away before I left for work and noticed this praying mantis perched on my hummingbird feeder, as if lying in wait for a little hummer to stop by. I had repositioned my hummingbird feeder the day before in an attempt to avoid ants, which have been finding […]

Sad News on the Baby Bird Front

August 25, 2011

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When I arrived home Sunday evening, there was lots of chirping from the sparrow nest in the eaves above my patio deck. I had full work days on campus Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Presumably, one or two sparrow nestlings got their wings on Monday or Tuesday. By Tuesday evening I was only hearing only one […]

Garter Snake

August 16, 2011

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I found this little critter in my back yard today. Welcome, garter snake. Consumer of rodents and all manner of insects and such that I probably don’t want in my yard or garden. You’re certainly a pretty, fashionable thing, neon green stripes and all. I’m not generally snake-phobic so I left it alone. I like […]

Humpback Whale Rescue

August 12, 2011

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On Valentine’s Day 2011, Michael Fishbach and his family encountered a young humpback whale trapped in a fishing net. Michael, his family and a couple of fellow scientists were boating in the Sea of Cortez, partly for pleasure and partly to monitor whale activity. They weren’t prepared for a major rescue effort and the whale […]

Sunday Sign: Petrified Lycopod Tree Stump

August 7, 2011

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This week’s Sunday Sign can be found in Spring Park in Tuscumbia, Alabama, along with the actual petrified tree stump found in Colbert County, Alabama.     A petrified confier tree from the dinosaur era is also on display. Related Posts Links to all of my Sunday Sign post can be found here or by […]