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Review: Telephone by Mac Barnett

Telephone by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jen Corace

A mother bird wants her son Peter to come home for dinner, so she sends the message down the telephone line, literally.  It moves from one bird to the next, but the message immediately gets garbled as each bird adds their own take.  Readers will notice that each bird has its own interests that are added to the message and that the illustrations give hints about the topics that will be included that time.  This is a clever twist on the children’s game of telephone, one that has hilarious results and a resoundingly satisfying ending. 157 more words

Book Reviews

P52 36/52 Guarding his Territory!

Copyright © 2014 Deborah M. Zajac. All Rights Reserved.

I set up a little blind in my backyard hoping I’d be able to make a decent image of the Hummingbirds that come to the feeder. 312 more words


Birds and Bugs - August 2014

When birds are scarce, a great alternative are insects.  With all the rain lately there are so many to photograph.  Here are a few but  naming them is another story. 111 more words

Dutch endangered species news

This video is about red deer in Veluwezoom National Park, The Netherlands.

The Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics writes about research about 1771 wildlife species in the Netherlands. 173 more words



This week’s photo, taken August 23, 2014 at Meadowbrook Pond in northeast Seattle, WA, features a female BELTED KINGFISHER. This species is an exception to the rule in the bird world that the male displays more color than the female. 91 more words

Haleakalā NP marks 50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act

September 3, 2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. This legislation gave public lands their highest level of protection, where natural processes are to be protected forever and left unchanged for future generations. 246 more words

Pacific Island National Parks