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Safe behind these castle walls, eggs: how birds' nests protect their precious contents

Recently I was lucky enough to spend some time in Spain, where the land is dotted with hilltop castles and the winding narrow streets of the old cities are encircled by sturdy stone walls. 1,122 more words


Yellowstone is News in Buffalo, NY

Dear friend, colleague and former college instructor Joe Allen is one of our local Western New York wildlife experts on the Rocky Mountains region. He spent his college years studying in the area and has led many course-based excursions to the Yellowstone region for the University at Buffalo (the photo below was taken during one of those UB trips). 109 more words

Nature Education

Missing Moose

Earlier this winter, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) flew an almost unprecedented number of moose surveys. Although MNR has yet to release the results of the surveys, there is some preliminary information that has become available. 386 more words


Phidippus and Salticus

Two spiders, both alike in family,

In fair Victoria, where we lay our scene,

From ancient grudge break to new animosity,

Where spider blood makes spider fangs unclean. 147 more words

Spider Diversity

60 days in Antarctica

The last voyage of my Antarctic season just ended this morning and I am already sitting in the  airport.  After two months on the ship being completely absorbed in such a remote and beautiful landscape my head is swooning as I am forced back into the  world. 519 more words


Lake Erie White Perch

This is a post from Howard Meyerson about the white perch populations in Lake Erie.  If you are not already subscribed to Howard’s blog you should consider it.  15 more words


Seagull Eating a Sea Cucumber

Recently while kayaking in the Victoria Harbour I noticed a seagull up on the beach (Songhees Point specifically) pecking away at something. I slowed down and took a closer look and realized he was attempting to consume a sea cucumber! 121 more words

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