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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unlikely

For a week or so now this huge non-fruit bearing Pear tree has been in full bloom. I’ve never seen flowering trees this size. While trying to get a decent photo (this is 10x zoom) my lens caught an unlikely visitor going for a bird’s eye view… 9 more words

Pierr Morgan

GUNNISON'S PRAIRIE DOG

Gunnison’s Prairie Dogs are found in the southwest four corner states in the United States. They live in short grass prairie areas in high elevation mountain valleys and plateaus. 113 more words

MAMMALS

Kinship With All Forms of Life

I walked today with intent, as I sometimes do, only that intention morphed between the beginning and ending of my journey. You see, I awoke with a need to reach a certain heron rookery that I’ve helped monitor for the… 1,002 more words

Wonder

GUEMBEUL NATURE RESERVE, A PRINT FROM THE PAST.

The Gembuel Faune Reserve is one of the best places in the world to spot some of the most threatened mammal species that inhabit the Sahara and the Sahel area: damma oryx, dama gazelle, dorcas gazelle and Addax.These species have been reintroduced in the wild here.The reserve is also a good site for birding, with more than 200 species of birds: flamingoes, black-tailed godwit, European spoonbill, slender-billed gull, little stint and pied avocets among others. 506 more words

BIRDING INFORMATION

Celebrating Mud Season

Mud Season — unique to northern states, indecisive weather, sloppy. What’s to love about it?

Everything when thirteen Tuesday Trackers headed out for the final expedition until next winter. 441 more words

Wonder

The tree sloths: Bradypus tridactylus and Choloepus didactylus

Lucy Roberts, PhD student in the Museum of Zoology writes:

I often spend swathes of the working week wandering around the museum galleries and stores, marveling at the extent of the collections and regularly being surprised by new (to me), amazing specimens. 352 more words

Vertebrates

Lovejoy Mondate

A man walked into a hardware store . . . and told my guy about a couple of mountains we should climb. And my guy came home and told me. 1,146 more words

Hiking