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Camouflage: Nature's Fashion Statement with a Purpose

Guest contributor:  Phil Wyde

Have you ever wondered why animals look the way they do;  why there are so many small brown birds;  why a fawn has white splotches on its sides;  why a zebra has black and white stripes?  930 more words

Entomology

Hedgehogs in Westfield

Annie Nijhuis posted this on the Westfield facebook page recently, so we thought we’d share it here for those who ‘don’t do’ facebook!

“I have for the first time seen a… 123 more words

Gardens

Listen! Do you want to know a secret...

Yesterday I talked a little about the world of noise going on in the times we think of as ‘quiet’, with quiet defined purely as ‘no human-made noise’. 630 more words

Birds

A World in Miniature

I feel my dad’s presence when I enter a forest where mosses carpet the damp  floor and blanket once exposed rocks and tree trunks. To dad, this was home to the faeries or fair folk. 599 more words

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RSPB Blacktoft Sands - Spotted Crake, Water Rails, and uncommon beauty in common species

I’ve spoken about this before, but I’m just not a twitcher. Chasing numbers for a list doesn’t, to me, feel like you are really watching birds, and hammering a private plane from the Scillies to Shetland to tick off two birds in two days feels environmentally questionable to say the least. 1,282 more words

Birds

Living by Faith and other Fun Finds

For a few minutes, I stand still and watch a chipmunk leave the safety of his hole and race under our kayaks before entering the refuge of bushes beyond. 531 more words

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Mondate Filled With Smiling Faces

We had many reasons to smile on yesterday’s Mondate.

It began about 5 a.m. when the Canada geese honked continuously. Their chorus was joined by quaking ducks. 431 more words

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